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2003 Annual Gathering


Events Schedule

Thursday, July 10

8:30–10 a.m. Walden Pond Activities The Shop at Walden Pond
A. Watering Places: Thoreau and Poetry” • Debra Kang Dean
B.  Interpretive Natural History Walk • Walden Pond State Reservation Staff and Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods Staff
C. Pine Hill Walk and Tour of the Thoreau Institute Walden Pond State Reservation Staff and Jeffrey S. Cramer, Curator of Collections, Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods
D. Photographing Walden Pond • John Wawrzonek
Space considerations limit this program to 20 participants. Advance registration required.
9:00 a.m.*    Walking Tour of Thoreau’s Town Concord Museum
With a viewing of Thoreau Collections and Emerson’s Study at the Concord Museum
1–7 p.m.  Registration Masonic Temple
2–3:30 p.m.  Workshop Session I Masonic Temple
A. “Building a Foundation: An Introduction to Thoreau and Emerson’s Influence on Him” • Tom Potter
B.  “Words Withdrawn: Thoreau Regarding Emerson”  • Jennifer Gurley and David Justin Hodge
C. “Emerson and Thoreau / Spirit and Matter”  • Carolee Campbell and Beth Witherell
4–5:30 p.m.

 Panel Discussion I Masonic Temple
Research in Progress”

Sandy Petrulionis, Chair; Bradley P. Dean; The Notebooks of Henry David Thoreau, 1848–1861; W. Barksdale Maynard; Walden Pond: A History (Oxford University Press, 2004; Joel Myerson and Ronald A. Bosco, The Correspondence of Charles Chauncey, Edward Bliss, Ralph Waldo and William Emerson: A Complete Electronic Edition and The Emerson Brothers: A Fraternal Biography in Letters
6:30–7:30 p.m. Dessert Social Masonic Temple, downstairs
7:30 p.m.    Discussion of Emerson’s Nature and Thoreau’s “Walking” Masonic Temple
Moderated by Bradley P. Dean; with Ronald Wesley Hoag,  Alan Hodder, and Laura Dassow Walls

Friday, July 11

7:00–9:00 a.m. Early Morning Swim at the Pond House Site
Grab your suit, towel and shoes and meet Jennie Walker Wollenweber for an early dip.
6:30–9:30 a.m. Bird Walk at Great Meadows  Masonic Temple Parking Lot
Lead by Peter Alden
10–11:30 a.m. Workshop Session II
A.  “Walden and Nature: An Ecological Trip around Walden Pond” House Replica
Lead by Carolyn Mahan
B.   “Emerson’s Life in the Woods at Walden” House Replica
Lead by Barksdale Maynard
C.   “Man the Reformer: The Transcendentalists and Anti-Slavery” Masonic Temple
Lead by Richard Smith
10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Registration  Masonic Temple
12 noon*   Boxed Lunch Pickup Masonic Temple, downstairs
1–2:30 p.m. “Thoreau and Emerson Online at the Concord Free Public Library” Concord Free Public Library, Trustees Room
Presented by Leslie Perrin Wilson, Robert Hall, and Deborah Bier
Space considerations limit this program to 25 participants.  Advanced registration is required.
1–2:30 p.m. Workshop Session III Masonic Temple
A.  “Emerson, Thoreau and the Anarchists”
Lead by Donald M. Whaley
B.   “The Science of the Transparent: Emerson, Thoreau, and Crystallography”
Lead by Eric Wilson
C.   “Student Research”
Lead by Jennie Wollenweber, Chair; Joy Ackerman; Brandon Hernsberger; and
Kathleen Muller
3–4:30 p.m Panel Discussion II Masonic Temple 
“Intertextuality: Emerson and Thoreau in Dialogue

Elizabeth Addison, Chair Sponsored by The Emerson Society
5:30–7 p.m.* Dinner First Parish Church, Vestry
7:30 p.m. The Dana S. Brigham Memorial Lecture Masonic Temple
“The Making of The Illuminated Walden 
Presented by Ronald A. Bosco and John Wawrzonek

Saturday, July 12

7 a.m. “Memorial Walk at Walden Pond- A Silent Meditation” • House Replica
Lead by Parker Huber
8–9 a.m. Refreshments and Registration First Parish Church, Vestry
9–10:30 a.m. Annual Business Meeting First Parish Church, Sanctuary
10:45–11:30 a.m. Keynote Address First Parish Church, Sanctuary
“Dear Friend: Life and Letters in and around Concord”
Delivered by Robert N. Hudspeth
11:30 a.m. * Boxed Lunch Pickup First Parish Church, Vestry
12–1:30 p.m. Reading of Emerson’s Famous Elegy “Thoreau” First Parish Church Lawn
Coordinated by Joel Myerson
2–3:30 p.m. Discussion of the Elegy Masonic Temple
Moderated by Len Gougeon
4–5:15 p.m.* Reception with Robert N. Hudspeth
5:30–7 p.m.* Dinner First Parish Church, Vestry
7:30 p.m. Book Signing and Wine & Cheese Social Masonic Temple, Downstairs

Sunday, July 13

7:30–10 a.m.* Canoeing on the Concord Concord Academy, West Gate
Lead by Dave Ganoe
7:00–12 p.m.* Hike up Wachusett Masonic Temple Parking Lot
by Tom Harris 
Lunch not provided.
10:30 a.m.* Coffee and Donuts Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, Dining Room
Courtesy of the Walden Woods Project

For attendees of the “Emerson, Thoreau and Transcendentalism” program only.
Please carpool.
11 a.m.–12 p.m.  “Emerson, Thoreau and Transcendentalism” Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, Great Hall
Sterling Delano, Chair; Wesley Mott; and Michael Berger
Please carpool.

  *Asterisks indicate events NOT included in your registration fee.

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