Posts Tagged ‘visitor center’

Civil Disobedience: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 12:30-2:30pm

December 17, 2016

martin-luther-king-jr-SmJoin local historians and Walden park staff for the 23rd annual program to commemorate Martin Luther King Day, and the legacy of Thoreau’s essay, Civil Disobedience, at Walden Pond.

12:30pm-2:30pm Visit with Henry David Thoreau, portrayed by historian 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 influential essay.

1:00pm Thoreau Scholar, Tom Blanding, will lead an engaging discussion on the writing of Thoreau’s essay, Civil Disobedience, at the new solar-powered Walden Pond Visitor Center. Learn how Martin Luther King Jr., having read Thoreau’s essay, used the concept of civil disobedience during the Civil Rights movement. Additional examples of civil disobedience, both historic and current, will be brought out during the discussion.

walden-woods-logoThis is a free program but there is $8.00 daily parking fee for MA plates, $10 out-of-state. No preregistration required. No pets permitted. Visit http://www.mass.gov/dcr for more information. In case of inclement weather, please call (978)369-3254 for cancellation.
Co-sponsored by the Walden Woods Project http://www.walden.org, the Friends of Walden Pond State Reservation.

Looking forward to the New Walden Pond Visitor Center, Tuesdays & Thursdays in July (except the 28th), 10:00am-12:00pm

June 23, 2016

Stop by the Thoreau house replica near the main parking lot for this rolling program about the new, green visitor center being build at Walden Pond. Hear from a park interpreter about the exhibits featuring the legacy of Henry David Thoreau and get a look at the plans for this energy efficient building. All ages are welcome! Stop in anytime in this 2-hour window. visitorcenter

Looking forward to our New Walden Visitor Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays in July, 10am-12pm

June 20, 2015

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Tuesdays: July 5, 12, 19, and 26
Thursdays: July 7, 14, 21, and 28

Stop by the Thoreau house replica near the main parking lot to learn about the new, green visitor center being built at Walden Pond. Hear from a park interpreter about the future exhibits featuring the legacy of Henry David Thoreau and get a look at the plans for this energy efficient building. This is a rolling, informal program.

Reading Walden’s Landscape, Two Mondays in June, 1pm-2pm

June 20, 2015

Monday June 13  & 27
1pm-2pm

Join us for an interpretive walk on the Pond Path. Thoreau was a keen observer and meticulous documenter of nature. We will identify wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees and interpret the forested landscape as Thoreau would have done. We will discuss forest succession and will also share some descriptive passages from Thoreau’s book, “Walden.” Meet in front of the Replica house. Please wear proper walking shoes and bring your water and sunscreen. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Call 978-369-3254 for more information

Looking forward to our New Walden Visitor Center, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays in June, 1-3pm

May 30, 2015

Stop by the Thoreau house replica near the main parking lot to learn about the new, green visitor center being built at Walden Pond. Hear from a park interpreter about the future exhibits featuring the legacy of Henry David Thoreau and get a look at the plans for this energy efficient building. This is a rolling, informal program.
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