Past Events

Richard Smith as Henry Thoreau

A Winter Walk With Henry

Date: 
February 15, 2016 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742

A Winter Walk with Henry: a Walden Pond State Reservation Interpretive Program during SCHOOL VACATION WEEK

11:00am-12:00pm: Living history, join Henry David Thoreau as portrayed by local historian Richard Smith for a visit inside the replica of the house he built for himself at Walden Pond.

12:00pm-1:00pm: Join Henry for a guided walk in the historic Walden Woods. Please dress for weather.

Henry David Thoreau for Kids

Offical Book Launch: "Henry David Thoreau for Kids" at Thoreau Farm!

Date: 
January 30, 2016 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Rd. Concord, MA 01742

The Thoreau Society will sponsor the official launch of the new book “Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life & Ideas, With 21 Activities,” written by Corinne H. Smith.

The book is a combination biography and activity book aimed at middle-grade students, with appeal to older readers as well, including even adults. Corinne will read from the book and will provide background stories from it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Special Event: "Civil Disobedience" at Thoreau Farm

Date: 
January 18, 2016 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Rd. Concord, MA 01742

Join local historians and Walden park staff for the 22nd annual program to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the legacy of Thoreau's essay Civil Disobedience. This year's program will be held at Thoreau Farm, the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau.

The Thoreau Society

Abstracts for The Thoreau Society’s Panel at MLA 2016

Date: 
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am - January 10, 2016 - 11:45pm
Location: 
Austin, TX

 Abstracts for The Thoreau Society’s Panel at MLA 2016

(Jan. 6-10, 29016; Austin, Texas) 

Anticipating Thoreau at 200 (The Thoreau Society)

Rochelle Johnson, Coll. of Idaho, Chair

 "Beyond all men of his day": T. W. Higginson and Thoreau's Legacy in Postbellum America
Sandy Petrulionis (Penn State Univ. Altoona)

Wen Stephenson, What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Climate Justice

New Book: Wen Stephenson, What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Climate Justice

Date: 
October 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
Location: 
St. Anne's in the Fields, 147 Concord Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773

Wen Stephenson

Department of Conservation and Recreation

DCR's Walden Pond State Reservation Visitor Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

Date: 
October 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Walden Street

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew A. Beaton, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Carol I. Sanchez invite you to attend the...

DCR's Walden Pond State Reservation Visitor Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

For more information, please call (617) 626-4973

Richard Smith as HDT

Thoreau Living History: Autumnal Tints. Walden Pond Interpretive Program

Date: 
October 4, 2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation

Watermelon Party 2015

Annual Watermelon Party at Walden Pond!

Date: 
September 19, 2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation

Spiders and their Webs. Oh My!

Date: 
September 17, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation

Exploring Pond Life Like Thoreau

Date: 
September 11, 2015 - 10:00am - September 25, 2015 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Walden Pond State Reservation

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