Past Events

Thoreau Trees

Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Date: 
January 28, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord

Writer/editor Richard Higgins weaves together selections from Thoreau’s writing with his own photographs, Thoreau’s sketches, and photographs by the great landscape photographer Herbert Wendell Gleason to explore the writer’s passion for trees, how he saw them and his imaginative response to them.

Fee: $10 donation; Contact: (978) 369-9602

Civil Disobedience Program

Date: 
January 19, 2014 - 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond

Join local historians Tom Blanding and Richard Smith for this popular annual program to commemorate Martin Luther King, and the legacy of Thoreau’s essay, Civil Disobedience, first published as Resistance to Civil Government in 1849.

Fee: Free

Contact: (978) 369-3254

Thoreau's Cabin

New Years Day Walk

Date: 
January 1, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation

Meet Henry David Thoreau, portrayed by historian Richard Smith, as he entertains visitors at the Thoreau house replica near the main parking lot.

Middlesex Canal

Moses Greeley Parker Lecture: Mapping Thoreau's Travels in Lowell

Date: 
November 17, 2013 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center

Susan E. Gallagher, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, UMass Lowell and member of the Thoreau Society Board of Directors, will provide a tour of Mapping Thoreau Country: Tracking Henry David Thoreau’s Travels in Massachusetts (MTC), a digital initiative that uses historical maps to document Thoreau’s excursions throughout the state.

Illustrating Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Photographer’s Journey with Scot Miller

Date: 
November 14, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller, a new exhibition opens November 16 at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Date: 
November 8, 2013 - 12:00pm - November 9, 2013 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Auburn, New York

On November 8 and 9, 2013, Cayuga Community College in Auburn, NY will host “Harriet Tubman: No Longer Underground,” a two-day symposium marking the centennial of the death of Harriet Tubman in 1913.

Walden, by Henry David Thoreau

“Walden” Seminar

Date: 
November 4, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord, MA

“Walden” Seminar and Discussion Group

4 Mondays, November 4–25

Conductor Richard Pittman

THE CONCORD ORCHESTRA

Date: 
October 19, 2013 - 8:00pm
Location: 
51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

Concord: The Transcendentalists

Eric Sawyer, World Premier of Fantasy Concerto: Concord Conversations.
Soloists are Triple Helix: Bayla Keyes, violin; Lois Shapiro: piano; Rhonda Rider: cello

Conductor Richard Pittman

THE CONCORD ORCHESTRA

Date: 
October 18, 2013 - 8:00pm
Location: 
51 Walden, Concord, Massachusetts

Concord: The Transcendentalists

Hector Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique
Charles Ives, The Unanswered Question

Rise of C02 - climate change

Climate-Change Teach-In at UMass Lowell

Date: 
October 17, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Cumnock Hall, UMass Lowell

Climate-Change Teach-In at UMass Lowell: Too Late for What?  Real Choices on a Changing Planet

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