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.
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.
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
“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
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.