Thoreau Gallery Talk

RR2Among our programs for visiting groups, is a talk by The Walden Woods Project Curator of Collections, author and Thoreau scholar, Jeffrey S. Cramer, in The Walden Woods Project Library.

The library provides the most comprehensive body of Thoreau-related material available in one place. Mr. Cramer will provide an introduction to Thoreau and the era in which he lived, and he will discuss Thoreau’s life and writings as they relate to historical items on display in the library. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and further discussions sparked by visitors’ interest.

Additional topics may include:

  • Thoreau and civil disobedience
  • Thoreau and Transcendentalism
  • Thoreau as a writer
  • Other topics generated by groups’ interests

Optional Extension: Groups may wish to spend some quiet time journaling and reflecting, or having lunch on the Thoreau Institute grounds. Consider pairing this talk with the Walden Woods Outing or Walden Pond Hike.

Time Frame: Usually 1 hour (flexible).

Meeting Point: Directions will be sent once a reservation is confirmed