Past Events

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.

Watermelons!

Henry’s Watermelon Party

Date: 
August 31, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond

Henry David 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 tradition, enjoy a slice of melon with historian Richard Smith who will portray Thoreau at the Thoreau house replica, located next to the parking lot. This program is for visitors of all ages.

Who is Henry?

Date: 
July 7, 2014 - 9:15pm - July 25, 2014 - 10:45pm
Location: 
Walden Pond

Since 1997, over 400 area children have participated in the Walden Pond Junior Ranger program. The program introduces children to the outdoors, the ideas of Henry David Thoreau, creates friendships, and brings families together. Activities include hiking, natural history, wildlife and tree identification, ponding, journaling, and cultural history.

Richard Smith as Thoreau

Thoreau and the Two Revolutions

Date: 
April 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation

Come Celebrate Patriot’s Day at Walden Pond!

Thoreau Trees

Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Date: 
January 28, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord

Writer/editor Richard Higgins weaves together selections from Thoreau’s writing with his own photographs, Thoreau’s sketches, and photographs by the great landscape photographer Herbert Wendell Gleason to explore the writer’s passion for trees, how he saw them and his imaginative response to them.

Fee: $10 donation; Contact: (978) 369-9602

Civil Disobedience Program

Date: 
January 19, 2014 - 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond

Join local historians Tom Blanding and Richard Smith for this popular annual program to commemorate Martin Luther King, and the legacy of Thoreau’s essay, Civil Disobedience, first published as Resistance to Civil Government in 1849.

Fee: Free

Contact: (978) 369-3254

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