Founded in 1941, The Thoreau SocietyTM is the oldest and largest organization devoted to an American author.

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Visit the Shop at Walden Pond

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Shop at Walden Pond

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society awards 2020

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2020 Emerson Society Award

Ibram X Kendi

Proposals due by Dec 7, 2019.

The Write Connection, a program in partnership with Thoreau Farm

An exciting array of lectures and workshops for aspiring and accomplished writers, Fall 2019.