Robert Thorson at Walden’s Pond April 12th

Walden Pond State Reservation Interpretive Program: Author Conversations

When: Sunday, April 12th 2015 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Where: 915 Walden Street Concord, MA 01742

Walden’s Shore – Henry David Thoreau and 19th-century Science

Professor Thorson will explore themes of his latest book, Walden’s Shore, the origin of a lake called Walden Pond, the lake’s behavior as part of a larger natural system, and how Henry David Thoreau’s understandings of both influenced his book Walden. Thoreau’s talk of rock “reality,” “former worlds,” and the “living earth” are more than metaphors. They reveal that Thoreau saw Earth as a single coherent system that cycled endlessly through time. Copies of Thorson’s books will be available for signing and inscription.

Friends of Walden Pond, an activity of the Thoreau Society Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area.

To register for this program, please visit

This is a free program but there is a $8 parking fee for vehicles with Massachusetts plates,
$10 for vehicles with non-Masschusetts plates. No dogs are permitted unless they are working guides. Park programs are sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

For more information, call park staff at (978) 369-3254. Reasonable accommodations upon request. All children must be accompanied by an adult.