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The Walden Woods Project preserves the land, literature and legacy of Henry David Thoreau to foster an ethic of environmental stewardship and social responsibility …
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The Land

The Land

How we protect Thoreau’s Walden Woods

The Literature

The Literature

By and about Henry David Thoreau

The Legacy

The Legacy

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Ken Burns Presents “Walden”, A Ewers Brothers Production

Upcoming Events

Determined to Know Beans: A Historical and Biological Exploration of Thoreau's Beanfield

Saturday, September 25, 2021 11:00am-12:30pm  Where: The Walden Pond State Reservation   REGISTER HERE. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED WPSR Parking fees: $8 MA resident; $30 non-MA resident About the event:  In 1845 Henry David Thoreau moved to Walden Pond to begin his two-year experiment in simple living in a small, one-room... Read more

A Virtual Lyceum: The Art of Perception

Brought to you by: The WWP, The Dial, and The Concord Festival of Authors  About the event: Perception connects us with our immediate environment, and yet perception is anything but immediate. We learn to perceive, and what we ordinarily perceive is conditioned by what we have learned to pay attention... Read more

Now Comes Good Sailing: A Virtual Conversation

About the event: The world is never done catching up with Henry David Thoreau. A prophet of environmentalism and vegetarianism, an abolitionist, and a critic of materialism and technology, Thoreau even seems to have anticipated a world of social distancing in his famous experiment at Walden Pond. In Now Comes Good Sailing (Princeton... Read more