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The Walden Woods Project, The Honors College at UMass Lowell, Massachusetts Center for the Book, and Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area are thrilled to announce the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read

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WPSR Visitor Center

The new Visitor Center at Walden Pond State Reservation As the new year begins, the stunning, new Walden Pond State Reservation Visitor Center is now open to the public. As

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Photo of Don Henley and state officials

The new Walden Pond State Reservation visitor center Don Henley with state officials at Visitor Center opening Don Henley was in Concord on September 27, 2016 to help open the

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Image of WWP's new website

Welcome to our new website! The new site continues to feature our vast collection of content by and about Henry David Thoreau, information about Walden Pond and its surrounding lands

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The Walden Woods Project has partnered with American Heritage Trees, a non-profit historic farm in Tennessee. Together, we are working to offer sapling trees for sale that are grown from

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teachers at the cabin replica at Walden

The 2016 Approaching Walden professional development seminar for high school teachers was a great success this past July. Our program grew this year to serve 32 teachers from across the

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Walden Woods Project and decCordova Sculpture Park and Museum team up again for this one-day spring professional development workshop! This workshop will focus on the characteristics that make a landscape unique, how we identify ourselves in relation to landscape, how the history of a place (both...

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

A special theatrical event for the Thoreau Bicentennial, to benefit the Walden Woods Project. Clear Sky, Pure Light: An Evening with Henry David Thoreau with Christopher Childs as Thoreau. Tickets: Early Bird (until March 31), $20; After March 31, $25;...

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

A special theatrical event for the Thoreau Bicentennial, to benefit the Walden Woods Project. Clear Sky, Pure Light: An Evening with Henry David Thoreau with Christopher Childs as Thoreau. Tickets: Early Bird (until March 31), $20; After March 31, $25;...

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

This workshop introduces the connections between Thoreau’s writings and philosophy and present-day mindfulness concepts. During the workshop you will: spend time with the Walden Woods Project’s resident Thoreau scholar, Jeffery S. Cramer; practice mindfulness outside, in the midst of Walden Woods; and learn how to...

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Approaching Walden is a six-day professional development seminar for high school educators and graduate students. The seminar provides teachers with the skills they need to lead their students in a study of their home community. This place-based interdisciplinary workshop uses Henry David Thoreau’s writings and philosophy as a model. Through Thoreau’s example of living deliberately, we can...

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