Past Events

An Examined Life, Reflections on Thoreau's Bicentenary with Richard Geldard

Date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:30
Location: 
The Emerson Resort at 5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper, NY

Matagiri and the Emerson Resort & Spa invite you to join us in the Emerson Resort & Spa’s Great Room for a lecture given by Professor Richard Geldard entitled “Thoreau and the Examined Life.”

2017 is the Bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, with honorary and celebratory events taking place around the world. The source of his lasting fame is more than the experiment at Walden Pond and his influence on later protest movements by Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Thoreau led a deeply examined life, one lived consciously and fully and gave us powerful examples to follow.

Here I Am: Concord Connections

Date: 
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 14:00
Location: 
Thoreau Farm

David Maguire, “Here I Am: Concord Connections,” Book Launch, Sunday, Oct. 29. 2-4pm

David Maguire was born 32 years ago with cerebral palsy, and has met every challenge thrown at him. David (named for Henry David Thoreau) is a graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and Lasell College. “Here I Am: Concord Connections” celebrates David’s infectious joy of living a full life.

What Would Henry Do?: Panel Discussion

Date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Thoreau Farm

Lawrence Millman, author of “Fascinating Fungi of New England,” to give a free mushroom walk in Estabrook Woods

Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Estabrook Woods

Lawrence Millman is a man of many talents. As a mycologist, he has studied fungi all over the world, but especially in his own backyard of New England. And as an explorer, Millman has made over 40 trips and expeditions to the Arctic and Subarctic. He has written for Smithsonian, National Geographic, Atlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated, and Penthouse.

A Visit from Henry David Thoreau

Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00
Location: 
Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

In this 90-minute program, Kevin Radaker offers his dramatic portrayal of Thoreau.  After offering a 50-minute dramatic monologue, Radaker then answers questions in-character as Thoreau, followed by a time for Radaker himself to answer questions about Thoreau.  

A Visit from Henry David Thoreau

Date: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
Memorial Hall, 198 Main Street, Monson, MA 01057

 

In this 90-minute program, Kevin Radaker offers his dramatic portrayal of Thoreau.  After offering a 50-minute dramatic monologue, Radaker then answers questions in-character as Thoreau, followed by a time for Radaker himself to answer questions about Thoreau.  

A Visit From Henry David Thoreau; A Dramatic Performance by Kevin Radaker

Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 19:00
Location: 
First Parish Church, Concord, Massachusetts

Encounter Henry David Thoreau, America’s mid-nineteenth-century apostle of the wilderness, social critic, and political dissenter, on the eve of the Civil War.

David Maguire, “Here I Am: Concord Connections,” Book Launch

Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 15:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Thoreau Farm

The Peabody Book Room and The Golden Age of American Letters

Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00
Location: 
Old South Meeting House, Boston, Massachusetts

The Mid-19th Century saw a proliferation of literature in Boston; writers, poets, editors and periodicals all flourished in The Hub in the years before the Civil War.

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