Past Events

Super Cup Fungus Sunday

Date: 
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Estabrook Woods

Super Cup Fungus Sunday and Winter Mushroom Count
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 , 1pm-3pm, Estabrook Woods,
Monument Street entrance

Two walks in one! Make Super Cup Fungus Sunday count.

Thoreau Society MLA Panel

Date: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 15:30 to 16:45
Location: 
Sheraton - Riverside Ballroom, New York City, Time Square

Thoreau Society Panel at Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 4, 2018
“Thoreau and Material Culture”
Kristen Case & Rochelle Johnson, Organizers and Co-chairs

UU Minister Emeritus Barry Andrews

AUTHOR EVENT: Transcendentalism & the Cultivation of the Soul

Date: 
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 15:00
Location: 
First Parish Church in Concord, MA

Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul Author Book Reading

First Parish in Concord Sunday, December 17, 3:00 pm

Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews will discuss his latest book, Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul.

“Neither Lost Nor Found: the Archaeological Collections of Henry David Thoreau”

Date: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 14:30 to 16:00
Location: 
Holliston Historical Society, 547 Washington Street, Holliston, MA 01746

“Neither Lost Nor Found:
the Archaeological Collections
of Henry David Thoreau”

Woodsburner and The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter

Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30
Location: 
Thoreau Farm

John Pipkin Author’s Talk, Friday, Nov. 17 6-7:30pm, Thoreau Farm Author John Pipkin will be reading and discussing his two critically-acclaimed historical novels, Woodsburner and The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter.

Woodsburner is a fictionalized account of an actual forest fire started by Henry David Thoreau in 1844, a year before he built his cabin at Walden Pond, and the novel interweaves the stories of three characters who are all leading lives of “quiet desperation” when they encounter Thoreau’s life-changing fire.

An Examined Life, Reflections on Thoreau's Bicentenary with Richard Geldard

Date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:30
Location: 
The Emerson Resort at 5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper, NY

Matagiri and the Emerson Resort & Spa invite you to join us in the Emerson Resort & Spa’s Great Room for a lecture given by Professor Richard Geldard entitled “Thoreau and the Examined Life.”

2017 is the Bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, with honorary and celebratory events taking place around the world. The source of his lasting fame is more than the experiment at Walden Pond and his influence on later protest movements by Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Thoreau led a deeply examined life, one lived consciously and fully and gave us powerful examples to follow.

Here I Am: Concord Connections

Date: 
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 14:00
Location: 
Thoreau Farm

David Maguire, “Here I Am: Concord Connections,” Book Launch, Sunday, Oct. 29. 2-4pm

David Maguire was born 32 years ago with cerebral palsy, and has met every challenge thrown at him. David (named for Henry David Thoreau) is a graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and Lasell College. “Here I Am: Concord Connections” celebrates David’s infectious joy of living a full life.

What Would Henry Do?: Panel Discussion

Date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Thoreau Farm

Lawrence Millman, author of “Fascinating Fungi of New England,” to give a free mushroom walk in Estabrook Woods

Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location: 
Estabrook Woods

Lawrence Millman is a man of many talents. As a mycologist, he has studied fungi all over the world, but especially in his own backyard of New England. And as an explorer, Millman has made over 40 trips and expeditions to the Arctic and Subarctic. He has written for Smithsonian, National Geographic, Atlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated, and Penthouse.

A Visit from Henry David Thoreau

Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00
Location: 
Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

In this 90-minute program, Kevin Radaker offers his dramatic portrayal of Thoreau.  After offering a 50-minute dramatic monologue, Radaker then answers questions in-character as Thoreau, followed by a time for Radaker himself to answer questions about Thoreau.  

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