Welcome to The Thoreau Society

Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond

From the Executive Director:

Support public understanding of Thoreau's life & legacy. Help us keep Thoreau's vision alive for generations to come.

Happy Birthday, Henry!

Join us for the largest Thoreau Event of the Year

Thoreau Bicentennial Celebration & Thoreau Society Annual Gathering: July 11-16

Register for the Annual Gathering

Terry Tempest Williams, Keynote

           Keynote Speaker:                      Terry Tempest Williams

First Parish Church, July 15, 10:45 a.m. Register for the full conference or al a carte. Questions? Call 978-369-5310. More info...

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Christopher Lydon, Open Source Radio

PEN New England Roundtable on Thoreau's Literary Legacy, Wednesday, July 12, 10:30 AM, First Parish. Moderated by WBUR's Christopher Lydon with Deborah Cramer, Jennifer Haigh, John Kaag, and Megan Marshall.

“Concord, which is my Rome”: Henry Thoreau and His Home Town

This gallery exhibition at the Concord Free Public Library explores multiple facets of Thoreau’s complex relationship with his native town.