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Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond

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Happy B'day, Henry!

Thoreau Bicentennial Gathering 

 All are welcome to celebrate Henry David Thoreau's 200th Birthday! 
Join us for our July 12, 2017 Banquet at the Colonial Inn.


The Shop at Walden Pond

Check out the new Visitor Center at Walden Pond State Reservation--and the new home of The Thoreau Society Shop at Walden Pond.

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A sketch of Thoreau by Daniel Ricketson, “H. D. Thoreau returning to his Shanty from Concord,” circa 1855 (Courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum)

Brent Ranalli tells us what we know about the way Thoreau walked, and what his sauntering style tells us about the man himself.

Thoreau Celebration at First Parish in Concord

Thoreau Celebration, First Parish, Concord, May 6, 2017, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm. In honor of the Thoreau Bicentennial, this celebration at First Parish in Concord begins with a lecture entitled “Walking, Working, Waking: What was Thoreau Seeking?” by historian Jayne Gordon at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.