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Helen Sherrah-Davies

Steve Kirby & Ed Lucie

 

Acclaimed violinist and composer Helen Sherrah-Davies will grace this year's Annual Gathering with a special performance on Friday, July 12, at 7:30 pm at First Parish in Concord. Helen is honored to be joined by the “folkloric elegance” of guitarist Steve Kirby and the...

Annual Gathering 2019: Engineering Thoreau

Engineering Thoreau:  Nature, Technology, and the Connected Life

          Today, people don't ordinarily associate Thoreau with engineering, but many of his contemporaries made this connection. In his eulogy of Thoreau, for instance, Ralph Waldo Emerson said that he felt the loss of his friend's "rare powers of action" so keenly that he could not "help counting it a fault in him that he had no ambition. Wanting this,...

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2019 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce its inaugural graduate student fellowship. The 2019 Thoreau Graduate Student Fellow will receive $1,000 for travel and Thoreau-related research in greater Boston area, plus free attendance at the 2019 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts. (Attendance at the Annual Gathering is not required and will not be factored into the fellowship committee’s evaluation.)

We welcome applications from scholars whose work will contribute to Thoreau scholarship or whose work...

Helen Sherrah-Davies, Steven Kirby, Ed Lucie

Join the Thoreau Society on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:30 at First Parish (Concord) for a special performance on Thoreau's 202d birthday.  Event Registration

Five string violinist Helen Sherrah-Davies presents jazz-infected, trans-stylistic and synaesthetic-inspired eclectic originals. We invite you to join us on a creative journey that will include Cats, Candles, Light and Dark, and Elemental Paradox…...

Punkatasset Hill

Peter AldenKick off this year's Annual Gathering with an early morning walk around Punkatasset Hill with Peter Alden, Thursday, July 11, 2019. Meet at 6:30am on Keyes Rd to carpool.

 

 

 

 

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Walt Whitman Bicentennial

On the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth, join in a celebration of his work at a Whitman Poetry Reading, with commentary by Concord historian Richard Smith. Smith will illustrate the ways in which Concord residents and Transcendentalists, such as Thoreau and Emerson, supported and influenced Whitman.

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA.

 

Learn more about Thoreau and Whitman's mutual admiration, Henry Stephens Salt, ...

Merrimack River

The New England Classical Singers will perform

Merrimack, with text by Henry David Thoreau

NECS celebrates its 50th Anniversary with the premier of a specially commissioned work by local composer Ronald Perera, Merrimack, with text by Henry Thoreau. Also experience the expressive vocal and instrumental soundscapes in Perera’s Why I Wake Early, based on the works of recently deceased local poet Mary Oliver. Both pieces performed with chorus accompanied by string quartet and piano...

John Brown

Posted on Wicked Local: Concord

 The Concord Museum will host “Slavery’s Determined Foe: The Legacy of John Brown” with two scholars, Dr. Amanda Gilvin and Laura McDonald, at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Rasmussen Education Center., 200 Lexington Road, Concord.

Concord is home to the flashpoint of a revolution, discussions of protest, peace and war and the people who defined American ideals. Inspired by this past, the Concord Perspectives series uses history as a lens to analyze...

Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul

Documentary film by Huey

December 6, 2018, 10 PM, Broadcast Maine Public Television

January 3, 2019, 10PM, Broadcast Maine Public Television

January 5, 2019, 11AM, Broadcast Maine Public Television

January 26, Workshop Presentation of Surveyor of the Soul, Annual Summit, Appalachian Mountain Club, Four Points Sheraton Hotel,...

Concord, Mass. surveyed by Henry D. Thoreau

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The Thoreau Society Annual Gathering 2019

Engineering Thoreau:  Nature, Technology, and the Connected Life

The Thoreau Society is now accepting proposals for papers, presentations, and workshops at the 2019 Annual Gathering. Please use...

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