Past Events

Thoreau Bicentennial Events at First Parish in Concord, MA

May 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
First Parish Church, Concord, Massachusetts


First Parish is marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, born in Concord on July 12, 1817.

Join the celebration with these engaging programs at First Parish in Concord!


First Parish is located at 20 Lexington Road, Concord, Massachusetts, 01742

Caffrey Exhibit

Birds of Thoreau Country by John Caffrey Exhibit

May 2, 2017 - 1:00pm - May 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle

The Lit & Phil hosts a special exhibition to celebrate the Bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau's Birth 1817-1862, Birds of Thoreau Country by John Caffrey.

Books, Antiquarian to Present; including an exhibition of John Caffrey’s original paintings related to the observations of Thoreau.

Climate Reality at Thoreau Farm on Earth Day

April 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
Thoreau Farm & Birthplace


Bicentennial Ambassador Event at Mohonk Preserve: Outdoor Fun at Duck Pond!

April 22, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Testimonial Gateway, New Paltz, NY

Mohonk Preserve: Outdoor Fun at Duck Pond! Guided Preserver Member Group Hike

RSVP by April 14, 2017

Birding, "Scooping the Goop", and paying homage to naturalist Henry David Thoreau are part of the fun on this early spring hike from the Testimonial Gateway to Duck Pond led by Megan Napoli, Research Ecologist, and Christy Belardo, Citizen Science Education Coordinator.

A Thoreau Weekend at Congaree National Park

April 22, 2017 - 8:00am - April 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Congaree National Park

“Thoreau Nature Walks,” Featuring South Carolina Naturalists and Youth and Adult Actors Portraying Thoreau and His Contemporaries, Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017.

“Thoreau’s Music at Congaree,” Mid-19thCentury American Folk Music. A Columbia Music Ensemble, Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017.

Honoring Thoreau through Contemplation & Journaling at Thoreau Farm

April 5, 2017 - 2:00pm - April 26, 2017 - 3:30pm
Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau, 341 Virginia Road, Concord MA 01742

Honoring Henry David Thoreau Through Contemplation & Journaling at Thoreau Farm.

In the tranquility of his birthplace, Nanri Tenney and Thoreau Farm will offer a course to explore the soul of the sage and naturalist, Henry David Thoreau. We will read his works with a fresh perspective using the practices of meditation and journaling to gain our own insights.

Kevin Dann

Captain of a Huckleberry Party!

April 1, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau, 341 Virginia Road, Concord MA 01742

Dr. Kevin Dann, author of Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau, will give a talk on this new book and perform Captain of a Huckleberry Party.

Emerson Society Award Announcements

April 1, 2017 - 9:15am - 12:00pm

**Awards Announcements**



The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces four awards

for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.




*Graduate Student Paper Award*

Japan Thoreau Society

Thoreau Society of Japan Celebrates Thoreau Bicentennial

March 30, 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Japan Radio NHK - Japan National Broadcasting

The Thoreau Society of Japan Celebrates the Thoreau Bicentennial!

Shoko ITOH, Professor Emeritus of Hiroshima University and former President of The Thoreau Society of Japan will present a series of 13 lectures on the radio of NHK (Japan National Broadcasting).

NHK will present the lectures on Thursday Evenings from January 5th through March 30th, 2017.