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2002: The Spiritual and Political Mind of Thoreau

July 11-14, 2002 Concord, Massachusetts
Dana S. Brigham Memorial Keynote Speaker: Lewis Hyde

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Thursday, July 11
8:30-10 a.m.

 

 

8:30-11:30 a.m.
WALDEN POND

Walden Pond Activities
Several interpretive nature walks will begin from in front of the Shop at Walden Pond. Parking is free only in the Walden Pond main lot for Thoreau Society members attending an Annual Gathering Event occurring at the Pond.  Please wear your Annual Gathering name tag.A. Interpretive Natural History Walk (Walden Pond State Reservation Staff)
B.  Pine Hill Walk and Tour of the Thoreau Institute (Walden Pond State
Reservation Staff and the Thoreau Institute Staff)
C.  Walk to Heywood’s Meadow (Tom Potter)D.  Invasive Plant Species/Biodiversity Walk (Peter Alden, principle author of
the renowned Audubon Society Field Guide series)
9 a.m.*
CONCORD MUSEUM
Walking Tour of Thoreau’s Town With a Visit to the Thoreau Collections and Emerson’s Study at the Concord Museum

 

1-7 p.m. Registration at Masonic Temple
2-3:30 p.m.
MASONIC TEMPLE
Workshop Session I
A. Building a Foundation: An Introduction to Thoreau (Tom Potter)
B. Henry David Thoreau and Taigu Ryokan (Larry Smith, Ph.D.)
C. Thoreau and Racial Science (Richard Schneider, Ph.D.)
4-5:30 p.m.
MASONIC TEMPLE
Panel Discussion I
�Thoreau Research in Progress�
Chair: Sterling Delano, Ph.D.
6:30-7:30 p.m.
MASONIC TEMPLE
Dessert Social 
7:30 p.m.
MASONIC TEMPLE
“The Artist of Kouroo and His Art” a lecture by Alan Hodder, Ph.D.
Friday, July 12
7:30-9 a.m.
CABIN REPLICA
WALDEN POND
Walk to the Bean Field 
a guided walk by Bradley P. Dean, Ph.D., Director, Media Center, The Thoreau Institute
10-11:30 a.m.
MASONIC TEMPLE
Panel Discussion II
“From Influx to Influence: Emerson, His Reading, His Readers” Chair: Len Gougeon, Ph.D.
10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration at Masonic Temple
12:00 p.m.*
MASONIC TEMPLE
DOWNSTAIRS
Boxed Lunch Pickup
1-2:30 p.m.
CONCORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thoreau and Emerson Iconography in the Concord Free Public Library Collection
led by Leslie Wilson
Due to space limitations, this program is limited to 20 participants.  Advance registration is required.
1-2:30 p.m.
MASONIC TEMPLE
Workshop Session II
A. Introducing Thoreau to Children (D.B. Johnson, author of Henry Hikes to
Fitchburg
and Henry Builds a Cabin)
B. Walden Pond: Its Meanings, Past and Present (W. Barksdale Maynard)
3-4:30 p.m.
MASONIC TEMPLE
Panel Discussion III
“Thoreau’s Framing Questions”
Chair: Jayne Gordon, Education Program Director, The Thoreau Institute
5:30-7 p.m.*
FIRST PARISH CHURCH
Dinner
(tomato/basil ziti with chicken and vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert, beverages)
7:30 p.m.
MASONIC TEMPLE
“Attending to Man: Thoreau on Freedom and Slavery” a lecture by Jeff Cramer, Curator of Collections, The Thoreau Institute
Saturday, July 13
7 a.m.
CABIN REPLICA
WALDEN POND
Memorial Walk at Walden Pond
led by Parker Huber
8-9 a.m.
FIRST PARISH CHURCH
Refreshments and Registration
9-10:30 a.m.
FIRST PARISH CHURCH
Annual Business Meeting

 

10:45-11:30 a.m.
FIRST PARISH CHURCH
The Dana Brigham Memorial Lecture:
“Thoreau’s Contending Voices: Prophecy Versus History”
Prof. Lewis Hyde
11:30 a.m.*
FIRST PARISH CHURCH
Boxed Lunch Pickup
12-1:30 p.m.
FIRST PARISH CHURCH
Readings from “Huckleberries”
led by Elizabeth Witherell
12:30-4 p.m.*
PARKING LOT
MASONIC TEMPLE
Tour of Brook Farm led by Sterling Delano, Ph.D.
2:30-4 p.m.
THOREAU INSTITUTE
Panel Discussion IV
“Preserving Thoreau Country”
Chair: John Mack
2:30-4 p.m.
MASONIC TEMPLE
Thoreau’s Puzzles
led by Prof. Lewis Hyde
A discussion enlisting participants in deciphering the meaning of obscure passages in Thoreau’s work.
4:15-5:15 p.m.* Reception with Lewis Hyde

 

5:30-7 p.m.*
FIRST PARISH CHURCH
Dinner
(lemon chicken, red potatoes, roasted vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert & beverages)
7:30 p.m.
MASONIC TEMPLE
Book Signing and Social

 

Sunday, July 14
7:30-10 a.m.*
CONCORD ACADEMY
(WEST GATE)
Canoeing on the Concord River with Dave Ganoe

 

9-11 a.m.*
PARKING LOT
MASONIC TEMPLE
Estabrook Woods Walk with J. Walter Brain

 

10:30-11 a.m.
THOREAU INSTITUTE
Coffee and Donuts for Participants in the “Thoreau Sense of Place” program  courtesy of the Thoreau Institute
11-12:30 p.m.
HENLEY LIBRARY
THOREAU INSTITUTE
Thoreau’s Sense of Place
led by John Hanson Mitchell and Bradley P. Dean, Ph.D., Director, Media Center, The Thoreau Institute
with Kathi Anderson, Executive Director, The Thoreau Institute and Walden Woods Project; and Jeff Cramer, Curator of Collections, The Thoreau Institute
*Asterisk indicates activities not included in your registration fee. See registration form for pricing.
Events Schedule is subject to change. A final schedule will be provided prior to your arrival and in the information packet handed out during on-site registration.

Date

Jul 11 - 14 2002
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Time

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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