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July 29

Summer classes are done. There are final exams, but for the most part, students are disappearing. My tutors are done working and a lot of them are leaving for good. 240 more words

Thoreau on sounds (Walden 76)

We’re beginning a chapter of Walden titled “Sounds.” An entire chapter devoted to things that Thoreau could hear at Walden Pond. Have you ever tried this? 174 more words


Thoughts on Thoreau's "Walking" - The Idea Of "The West"

The “West” in Thoreau’s “Walking”

In contemporary American discourse, “the West” is often used to indicate and distinguish a geographic location, or the western European cultural sphere. 1,335 more words

Literary Analysis

Henry's Watermelon Party, Sunday, August 31 2014 - 12:00-2:00pm

Henry David Thoreau was known to have grown the sweetest, juiciest watermelons in Concord. Every year, he shared his harvest with friends and family. As we continue this tradition, enjoy a slice of melon with historian Richard Smith who will portray Thoreau at the Thoreau house replica, located nest to the parking lot. 9 more words


Thoreau Ramble Wednesdays, August 13, 20 & 27, 2014 - 5:30-6:30pm

Learn about the poet-philosopher Henry David Thoreau, his stay at Walden Pond from 1845-1847, and his enduring legacy. This program is for visitors of all ages. 31 more words


Fun times: the Amusement Park at Walden Pond, Wednesday August 6, 2014 - 5:30-6:30pm

Meet a park interpreter at the Thoreau house replica for a walk to the back of Walden Pond where once the voices of merrymaking from the Amusement Park echoed by the shore. 30 more words


Story Time at the Beach Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014 - 12:30-1:30pm

Summer is a great time to jump into a good book! Come listen as story books about the natural world and Henry David Thoreau are read aloud by park interpreters to young children accompanied by an adult. 10 more words