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Thoreau's Flint: The Pond and the Farmer

Henry David Thoreau, as he liked to say, “traveled a good deal in Concord.” But he also traveled quite a bit in Lincoln, including to Flint’s Pond, which neighbors what is now deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. “A walk through the woods thither was often my recreation,” he wrote in Walden.... Read more

Translating Thoreau: A Panel Discussion

Emerson said, “Eloquence is the power to translate a truth into language perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak.” That is the role of a good translator.  And for anyone who has read a work in translation knows: translation matters. The Walden Woods Project brings together a unique... Read more