Past Events

19th Century Lawn Games

All Ages 19th Century Lawn Games: Interpretive Program for July.

Date: 
July 2, 2015 - 1:00pm - July 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation

Come join interpretive staff every Thursday in July from 1:00-2:00pm for some fun lawn games straight out of the 1800’s! Well, okay, maybe we’ve modified them slightly for safety reasons. We will meet on the lawndirectly up the stairs from the back of the Bath House and next to the boat ramp entrance. These games are fun for all ages!Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended: sunscreen and insect repellent to use if needed.

Walden's Shore - Henry David Thoreau and 19th-century Science

Date: 
April 12, 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
Visitor Center at Walden Pond

Professor Thorson will explore the themes of his latest book Walden's Shore, the origin of a lake called Walden Pond; the lake’s behavior as part of a larger natural system; and how Henry David Thoreau's understandings of both influenced Walden.  Thoreau’s talk of rock "reality," "former worlds," and the "living earth" are more than metaphors.

Visionaries in the Field of Hunger Relief

Date: 
March 29, 2015 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
The Fenn School, 516 Monument Street, Concord MA

A multi-generational panel discussion with three Visionaries who turned hunger awareness into hunger action: Doug Rauch, Founder, Daily Table; former President of Trader Joe's, Katie Stagliano, Founder, Katie's Krops; high school student, winner of Clinton Global Citizenship Award, Ashley Stanley, Founder of Lovin' Spoonfuls; one of Boston's most innovative leaders under 40, TEDx speaker. Come prepared to be inspired and join the discussion.

Thoreau Society/Thoreau Farm Trust online auction

The Thoreau Society and Thoreau Farm Trust Auction

Date: 
March 27, 2015 - 1:00am - 10:00pm
Location: 
Online

Starting on March 9, 2015, The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust will be auctioning off a wide array of books and other items to raise money for our organizations - and the more items we have, the more money we can raise, so we're asking for your help.

Busy Beavers

Busy Beavers, Interpretive Program for School Vacation Week

Date: 
February 16, 2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation

Illustrating Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Photographer’s Journey with Scot Miller

Thoreau's Maine Woods, Scot Miller

Date: 
February 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Harvard Museum of Natural History

Thoreau's Maine Woods, A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller

Special Exhibit at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, Massachusetts, now through February 2015.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Civil Disobedience: Interpretive Program for January

Date: 
January 18, 2015 - 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation

First Day Hikes

MassParks First Day Hikes: New Years Day 1847 at Walden Pond

Date: 
January 1, 2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation

Meet Henry David Thoreau, portrayed by historian Richard Smith, as he entertains visitors at the Thoreau house replica near the main parking lot.

Winter Solstice Walk

Date: 
December 21, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond

Come and celebrate the time of year when days are shortest, and nights are longest, heralding increasing hours of daylight. Meet a park interpreter at the Thoreau house replica, near the parking lot, for an inspirational walk around Walden Pond and beat the winter blues. Please wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. This is a program for visitors of all ages.

Thoreau's Stay at Walden

Date: 
December 14, 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Walden Pond

Stop by and join a park interpreter stationed at the Thoreau house replica for fun and informative learning about Henry David Thoreau’s life and stay at Walden Pond. Bring insect/tick repellent. Dress for winter weather. This program is for all ages.

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