Past Events

A Book Launch & Signing Thoreau at 200: Essays and Reassessments

Date: 
October 21, 2016 - 6:30pm
Location: 
Concord Free Public Library

Honoring the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, editors Kristin Case and K.P. Van Anglen will be joined by contributors Len Gougeon and Susan Gallagher for an evening of presentations and lively discussion. The essays in this forthcoming volume represent the latest and best work of seventeen established and emerging Thoreau scholars.

Radaker Thoreau

Indianapolis: "I Wished To Live Deliberately": A Visit From Henry David Thoreau

Date: 
October 2, 2016 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Holliday Park Nature Center, 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis, Indiana

"I Wished To Live Deliberately": A Visit From Henry David Thoreau. Scripted and Performed by Professor Kevin Radaker (Professor of English at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana).

The famous philosopher/author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) will visit the Holliday Park Nature Center on Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm through the dramatic skills of experienced scholar-actor Kevin Radaker.

Primack and Thoreau

The Year of Low Water: Plant Ecology of Walden Pond's Shore.

Date: 
September 10, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden Street

Walden Pond State Reservation Interpretive Program presents The Year of Low Water: Plant Ecology of Walden Pond's Shore with world-renowned biologist Richard Primack!

Watermelon Party

Walden Pond State Reservation: Henry's Watermelon Party!

Date: 
August 27, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden Street

Henry Thoreau was known to have grown the sweetest, juiciest watermelons in Concord. Every year, he shared his harvest with friends and family.

As we continue this yearly tradition, enjoy a slice of melon with Henry Thoreau (portrayed by Thoreau Society's in house historian, Richard Smith) and converse with the so-called "Hermit of Walden Pond" about his daily life in 1847.

Dessert Lecture: Henry David Thoreau & Money

Date: 
June 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Concord's Historical Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Street, Concord MA 01742

Enjoy fresh strawberry shortcake as Rev. Dr. Jim Sherblom speaks about one of Concord's favorite sons: Henry David Thoreau and Money.

Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley speaks on his new book "Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America"

Date: 
May 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
Location: 
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road

The Thoreau Society and the Transcendentalism Council of First Parish in Concord present Douglas Brinkley speaking about his new book Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America.

Friday, May 13, 2016. 7:00pm at First Parish in Concord

Thoreau Farm

The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust Annual Auction 2016

Date: 
March 1, 2016 - 12:00pm - March 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Online

The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust are getting ready for their annual online auction.

Richard Smith as Henry Thoreau

A Winter Walk With Henry

Date: 
February 15, 2016 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742

A Winter Walk with Henry: a Walden Pond State Reservation Interpretive Program during SCHOOL VACATION WEEK

11:00am-12:00pm: Living history, join Henry David Thoreau as portrayed by local historian Richard Smith for a visit inside the replica of the house he built for himself at Walden Pond.

12:00pm-1:00pm: Join Henry for a guided walk in the historic Walden Woods. Please dress for weather.

Henry David Thoreau for Kids

Offical Book Launch: "Henry David Thoreau for Kids" at Thoreau Farm!

Date: 
January 30, 2016 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Rd. Concord, MA 01742

The Thoreau Society will sponsor the official launch of the new book “Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life & Ideas, With 21 Activities,” written by Corinne H. Smith.

The book is a combination biography and activity book aimed at middle-grade students, with appeal to older readers as well, including even adults. Corinne will read from the book and will provide background stories from it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Special Event: "Civil Disobedience" at Thoreau Farm

Date: 
January 18, 2016 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Rd. Concord, MA 01742

Join local historians and Walden park staff for the 22nd annual program to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the legacy of Thoreau's essay Civil Disobedience. This year's program will be held at Thoreau Farm, the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau.

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