Stewardship Lectures

The Walden Woods Project sponsors the Stewardship Lecture Series to celebrate innovation and creativity in environmental stewardship and to highlight the work of those who are promoting the values and ideas embodied by Thoreau. The Lecture Series features talks, panel discussions or media presentations featuring individuals at the cutting edge of a renewed environmental and social justice movement.  Programs are all free and open to the public, unless specified.

Upcoming Stewardship Lectures

Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

Monday, September 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Details & Registration

The Walden Woods Project, Lincoln Massachusetts

The Walden Woods Project invites you to our upcoming Stewardship Lecture with Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., is Co-Founder and President of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, with a mission “to advance freedom through knowledge and strategic action.” Morris, the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington, will introduce the FDFI’s “One Million Abolitionists” project and speak to the issue of abolition from the days of Thoreau and Douglass to the present.

Attendees are asked to make a donation of at least $4, which will cover the cost of a special bicentennial edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (hardback) to a school with limited financial resources.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception.

The presentation begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

$4 suggested minimum donation (accepted the night of the event)

Seating is free but limited. To RSVP on-line, click the button below. You can also register over the phone at 781-259-4707.

Co-sponsored by The Robbins House


Recent Stewardship Lectures include:

  • Terry Tempest Williams, on her book The Hours of Land: A Personal Topography of American National Parks.
  • Laura Dassow Walls, in October 2016, gave the first public presentation of her biography, Henry David Thoreau: A Life, due out on July 12, 2017
  • David Gessner, All the Wild that Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West (on his book of the same title)
  • Michael Kellett, Glen Canyon: Recovering America's "Lost National Park"
  • Special screening of the documentary Wilderness in America with remarks by the film-maker Robert Baron
  • Robert M. Thorson, Walden's Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth Century Science (on his book of the same title)

View videos of previous Stewardship Lectures:

Lincoln (MA) Public Television frequently records our Stewardship Lectures and makes them available to the public. Please visit their site to see a selection of some of our past Lectures (select "Walden Woods" in the menu on the left side of the page).