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.

Thoreau hurricane

"Thoreau's Ecological and Cultural Vision for a Tolerable Future"

Submit proposals for panels, presentations, walks & activities for the Thoreau Society's Annual Gathering, July 12-15, 2018. Deadline: Dec 7, 2017

Thoreau portrait

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Upcoming Events in Celebration of Thoreau's 200th Birthday

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Thoreau Society Fellowship

The Thoreau Society announces the third annual Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship. Recipient will receive $1,000 for travel and Thoreau-related research, plus free attendance (not required) at the 2018 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord.

Thoreau's Journal, 1856

From the Morgan Library & Museum: "Thoreau’s Journal: A Life of Listening." Read and listen to Thoreau’s personal reflections on nature, friendship, slavery, and society.