Past Events

Transcendentalists, Abolitionists, John Brown and Beyond: How New England Writers Made John Brown a Hero

Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, Concord, MA

Historian Richard Smith to discuss how New England Writers made John Brown a hero.

Wild Apples Public Reading of Thoreau’s Essay

Date: 
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 10:00am

Come and hear the words of Henry David Thoreau’s essay, Wild Apples, read aloud! Meet at the LEED certified Visitor Center at Walden Pond State Reservation.

Scott Miller, Cape Cod

“Thoreau, The Maine Woods to Cape Cod: A Journey in Photographs” by Scot Miller

Date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 9:00am
Location: 
Cape Cod Cultural Center, 307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Sponsored by the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, “Thoreau, The Maine Woods to Cape Cod: A Journey in Photographs,” captures the scenery, as it exists today, of Thoreau’s famous walking trips in the mid-1800s along the shores of Cape Cod and across Maine’s interior. 

There will be a free opening reception on Friday, October 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Lawrence Millman, Author of "Fascinating Fungi of New England," to Give a Free Mushroom Walk in Estabrook Woods

Date: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Estabrook Woods

Join us for a mushroom foray in Estabrook Woods with mycologist and author Lawrence Millman.
As a mycologist, Millman has done fungal surveys in places as diverse as Honduras, Arctic Canada, Panama, East Greenland, Western Samoa, and Nantucket.

Surveyors Historical Society Beginning Point Marker Dedication at Thoreau Farm and Annual Gathering Picnic

Date: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 12:45pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm

Join the Surveyors Historical Society at Thoreau Farm for the dedication of a “Beginning Point” marker to honor Henry David Thoreau’s career as a surveyor. The marker will give the exact latitude and longitude of Thoreau’s birth house on Virginia Road.

What can we learn from the muck at the bottom of Walden Pond?

Date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
Location: 
First Parish, 20 Lexington Road Concord, Massachusetts 01742

The Transcendentalism Council of First Parish in Concord, The Thoreau Society, and Walden Pond State Reservation will host Curt Stager, a professor at Paul Smith’s College, NY, who uses sediment cores sampled from lakes to look at historical changes in the environment.

Robert Thorson, Author Talk, "The Guide to Walden Pond" at Thoreau Farm

Date: 
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau, 341 Virginia Road, Concord MA 01742

Robert Thorson, Author Talk, The Guide to Walden Pond at Thoreau Farm

The Guide to Walden Pond: An Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape, and Literature of One of America's Most Iconic Places is the seventh book published by Thorson, an award-winning author, geology professor at the University of Connecticut, science columnist, speaker, consultant, and expert guide to Thoreau's Concord.

Tim Laman

Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:00am
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation

Walden Pond State Reservation
INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM
Meet Award-winning National Geographic Photojournalist, Tim Laman, at his Walden Wildlife Exhibit Opening

Spring Mushroom Identification Walk with Mycologist Lawrence Millman

Date: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Estabrook Woods - Park at Monument Street entrance.

Spring Mushroom Identification Walk with Mycologist Lawrence Millman

FYI - THIS EVENT IS FULL, Sign Up for our Wait List

Mycologist Lawrence Millman will be our foray leader on a mushroom identification walk to rival all other Spring mushroom activities.

WWHD

"What Would Henry Do?" Panel at Thoreau Farm

Date: 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau, 341 Virginia Road, Concord MA 01742

Based on Thoreau Farm's new book What Would Henry Do?: Essays for the 21st Century, a panel of Thoreauvian essayists, including:

Keith Bergman, volunteer with The Climate Reality Project
Debbie Bier, board member, Thoreau Farm Trust
Jayne Gordon, historian
Sandy Stott, writer and editor
Moderator: Ken Lizotte, president Thoreau Farm Trust

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