Engraving of Walt Whitman by William Hollyer, 1854 (Source: Library of Congress)

Walt Whitman at 200: The Concord Connection

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA
On the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth, join in a celebration of his work at a Whitman Poetry Reading, with commentary by Concord historian Richard Smith. Smith will illustrate the ways in which Concord residents and Transcendentalists, such as Thoreau and Emerson, supported and influenced Whitman.
Thoreau portrait

Laura Dassow Walls lecture at Boston University

On February 27, 2019, Laura Dassow Walls will deliver the 6th annual Silas Peirce lecture, "Henry David Thoreau’s Legacy of Resistance and Hope," at Boston University.