Welcome to The Thoreau Society

Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond

From the Executive Director:

Support public understanding of Thoreau's life & legacy. Help us keep Thoreau's vision alive for generations to come.

Happy B'day, Henry!

Thoreau Bicentennial Gathering 

Celebrate Thoreau's 200th Birthday! Come to our July 12, 2017 Banquet at the Colonial Inn.

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Terry Tempest Williams, Keynote

 Gathering 2017:

Keynote Speaker: Terry Tempest Williams

First Parish Church, July 15, 10:45 a.m.

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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.

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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 Bicentennial

"Thoreau in Our Time," May 11, 2017, Jones Library, Amherst, MA. Join UMass historian David Glassberg on an exploration of Thoreau and his legacy on the 200th anniversary of Thoreau’s birth in 1817.