Past Events

Helen Sherrah-Davies

Concert with violinist Helen Sherrah-Davies

Date: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 7:30pm
Location: 
First Parish Church, Concord, MA

Five-string violinist Helen Sherrah-Davies presents jazz-infected, trans-stylistic and synaesthetic-inspired eclectic originals…We invite you to join us on a creative journey that will include Cats, Candles, Light and Dark, and Elemental Paradox. Helen is honored to be joined by the “folkloric elegance” of guitarist Steve Kirby, and the outstanding bassist Ed Lucie – both faculty members from Berklee College of Music. Read more...

Engraving of Walt Whitman by William Hollyer, 1854 (Source: Library of Congress)

Walt Whitman at 200: The Concord Connection

Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA
On the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth, join in a celebration of his work at a Whitman Poetry Reading, with commentary by Concord historian Richard Smith. Smith will illustrate the ways in which Concord residents and Transcendentalists, such as Thoreau and Emerson, supported and influenced Whitman.
 
Thoreau Society

ALA - Teaching Thoreau

Date: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
Location: 
American Literature Association, Copley Place, Boston, MA

Thoreau Society

ALA - Thoreau and Political Ecology (Helicon)

Date: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 9:30am
Location: 
American Literature Association, Copley Place, Boston, MA

Old Corner Bookstore

The Old Corner Bookstore; or Why Is the Most Important Literary Site in Boston A Fast-Food Court

Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Westin Copley Place Hotel - Essex Center, Third Floor

Built in 1718 on the site of Anne Hutchinson’s cottage, the Old Corner Bookstore turned 300 last year with little fanfare or fuss. As one approaches it on the Freedom Trail, one finds its most conspicuous, street-level spaces operating as fast-food restaurants. Only two sentences on a tiny plaque take note of its place in the development of American literature.

Engraving of Walt Whitman by William Hollyer, 1854 (Source: Library of Congress)

Celebrating the Whitman Bicentennial: An Evening with Walt Whitman

Date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA

Shakespearean actor Stephen Collins portrays Walt Whitman in this award-winning one-man-show, “Unlaunch’d Voices” by Michael Z. Keamy. Reception to follow.

Sponsored by The Thoreau Society and the Transcendentalism Council of First Parish in Concord.

Thoreau portrait

Laura Dassow Walls lecture at BU

Date: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Tsai Performance Center, Boston University

Laura Dassow Walls will deliver the 6th Annual Silas Peirce Lecture, "Henry David Thoreau’s Legacy of Resistance and Hope," at Boston University.

Book of Origins: Rude Tales from the Big Bang to the Big Now

Book of Origins: Rude Tales from the Big Bang to the Big Now

Date: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord

In “The Book of Origins,” Millman explores religion, politics, sex, technology, science, and money. And, through his cold eye, all are equally skewered in this irreverent book of vignettes.

George Copway

Self-cultivation, Individual change: A study of Thoreau's Indian notebooks

Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord

Thoreau Society Executive Director Michael Frederick leads a new course on Henry David Thoreau's study of Native Americans.

scarlet elf cup mushroom

2nd Annual Super Cup Fungus Sunday

Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Estabrook Woods, Monument Street entrance

Mycologist and author of "Fascinating Fungi of New England," Lawrence Millman, will be the foray leader on a mushroom identification walk to rival all other winter mushroom activities taking place this Super Bowl Sunday.

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