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Field Trip to Walden Woods
October 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
In conjunction with the Morse Institute Library, we’re celebrating the Bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau (1817-2017)! We’re going to meet at Walden Woods and have a private tour of Thoreau’s Library – This is a session with the Walden Woods Project’s Curator of Collections, author and Thoreau scholar, Jeffrey S. Cramer, in the Thoreau Institute Library. The library maintains 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 will discuss Thoreau’s life and writings as they relate to historical items on display in the library.
Then, we will visit the iconic place that has become synonymous with Thoreau—Walden Pond. Taking place at the Walden Pond State Reservation (WPSR), these visits usually begin at the to-scale replica of Thoreau’s Walden house, which stands near the brand new, LEED-certified Walden Pond Visitors’ Center. About 1/3 of the way around the Pond, we visit the original site of Thoreau’s house. If we have enough time, we’ll walk all the way around the Pond.
The event is free but attendees will need to pay $8/car for parking. Also, due to the amount of interest, we’re going to break this up into 2 groups of up to 25. 1/2 will tour the library 1st and the other 1/2 will walk the pond. And then we’ll switch. We’ll be in touch a couple of weeks before the event so you can choose which group you’ll be in.
Space is limited and registration is required. Please click HERE to register on the MIL website
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