Come and learn about the Thoreau family’s pencil making business! Henry David Thoreau is a renowned writer and thinker, but he also worked a lot with his hands. Not only did he build his house himself, but he also improved the methods of pencil making in his family’s business. Join a park interpreter near the parking lot for a look into this little-known side of Henry. We will have pencil-making activity; children will leave with their own working pencil. Appropriate for children ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult.