Past Events

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.

William Lamson, Untitled, 2014

Walden, revisited

Date: 
October 31, 2014 - 10:00am - April 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
Location: 
51 Sandy Pond Road Lincoln, MA 01773

Walden, revisited, a major exhibition at the deCordova Museum and Scuplture Park, features works by contemporary artists inspired by Walden, the pond, and Walden, the book.

Henry's Boat

Date: 
October 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond

FLOATING FROM PAST TO FUTURE: Henry David Thoreau and his boat, the Musketaquid, again

“…We seemed to be embarked on the placid current of our dreams, floating from the past to future as silently as one awakes to fresh morning or evening thoughts. We glided noiselessly down the stream…” Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack River

Autumnal Tints

Thoreau’s Autumnal Tints

Date: 
October 7, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Reuben Hoar Library, 41 Shattuck St, Littleton MA

“October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes around the world. As fruits and leaves acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky.”—Henry David Thoreau, Autumnal Tints

Mt. Wachusett

What Thoreau Can Teach Us About Climate Change

Date: 
October 1, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Levi Heywood Memorial Library, 55 W Lynde St, Gardner, MA 01440

As part of “East Meets West in a Cabin in Concord: Walden and Beyond,” Mt. Wachusett Community College's ongoing humanities initiative, UMass Lowell professor Susan E.

Thoreau's survey of Hawthorne's property in Concord

Singular Characters: Thoreau & Hawthorne

Date: 
September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Rd, Concord, MA 01742

In this 50-minute program, living history performers Richard Smith and Rob Velella will explore the relationship of Thoreau and Hawthorne using their original words to convey their thoughts on their 19th century world, their contemporaries like Alcott and Emerson, and one another.

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