Past Events

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

Thoreau's Cabin

New Years Day Walk

Date: 
January 1, 2014 - 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.

Middlesex Canal

Moses Greeley Parker Lecture: Mapping Thoreau's Travels in Lowell

Date: 
November 17, 2013 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center

Susan E. Gallagher, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, UMass Lowell and member of the Thoreau Society Board of Directors, will provide a tour of Mapping Thoreau Country: Tracking Henry David Thoreau’s Travels in Massachusetts (MTC), a digital initiative that uses historical maps to document Thoreau’s excursions throughout the state.

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

Date: 
November 14, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller, a new exhibition opens November 16 at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Date: 
November 8, 2013 - 12:00pm - November 9, 2013 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Auburn, New York

On November 8 and 9, 2013, Cayuga Community College in Auburn, NY will host “Harriet Tubman: No Longer Underground,” a two-day symposium marking the centennial of the death of Harriet Tubman in 1913.

Walden, by Henry David Thoreau

“Walden” Seminar

Date: 
November 4, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord, MA

“Walden” Seminar and Discussion Group

4 Mondays, November 4–25

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