Join local historians and park staff for this annual program to commemorate Martin Luther King Day, and the legacy of Thoreau’s essay, Civil Disobience, at Walden Pond.
12:30pm-2:30pm Visit with Henry David Thoreau, portrayed by Richard Smith at the Thoreau house replica near the main parking lot. Ask Mr. Thoreau about the night he spent in jail in 1846 for not paying his poll tax, an act which inspired his famous essay.
At 1:30pm Mr. Thoreau will walk visitors to the Tsongas Gallery, at park headquarters where scholar Tom Blanding will lead an engaging discussion on Dr. King and Thoreau. This program is free and open to the public. There is a $5 per vehicle parking fee.