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2020 Emerson Society Awards

Announcing the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Awards 2020 *Graduate Student Paper Award* Provides up to $750 of travel support to…

Nature: A Walking Play

The Trustees and TigerLion Arts present Nature, a walking play about Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau’s mutual love…

Auction Fun-Raiser

Starting on March 4 through March 29, 2019, The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust will be auctioning off…

Captain of a Huckleberry Party!

Date:Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm Location:Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau, 341 Virginia Road, Concord MA…

Brent Ranalli

Reading Thoreau’s Gait by Brent Ranalli

“Every movement reveals us....We judge a horse not only by seeing him handled on a racecourse, but also by seeing him walk, and even by seeing him rest in a stable.”

I had more cheering visitors … Children come a-berrying, railroad men taking a Sunday morning walk in clean shirts, fishermen and hunters, poets and philosophers; in short, all honest pilgrims, who came out to the woods for freedom’s sake, and really left the village behind …”


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