We welcome gifts! If you’d like to donate a gift that supports our mission to preserve the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau and to educate the public about Henry’s life and work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be glad to discuss how we can partner with your business or organization.
We’ve been fortunate to build strong relationships with the following partner organizations:
Thorough Homes built and donated a replica of Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond. It was finished just “in the nick of time” for our bicentennial celebration on July 12, 2017. The cabin is an integral part of our interpretation of Thoreau’s life and mission to live simply and deliberately. For more information on Thorough Homes and its mission to create small accommodations for those who wish to live deliberately visit Thorough Homes. If you’re visiting Concord, be sure to drop by Thoreau Farm and tour the birth house and cabin.
Solect Energy donated labor and parts to build a 7 kW solar array in June 2016. In addition to honoring Thoreau’s legacy as the father of the modern environmental movement— Thoreau Farm uses composting toilets and collects rainwater — the solar array has dramatically decreased our electric bill, especially during the summer months, where the house operates entirely on the electricity produced by the solar array. Solect designed the system and sited it to fit in with the historic Thoreau birth house. For more information on Solect Energy and its residential, community, and municipal projects visit Solect Energy.
Intel Corporation double matched an anonymous $10,000 gift this past December and donated $20,000 to Thoreau Farm. These two generous gifts — $10,000 and $20,000 — helped Thoreau Farm to offer free events, free admission and free guided tours during this important bicentennial year and to publish our book, “What Would Henry Do?: Essays for the 21st Century.” You can order it here.
Richard Tucker of South Dakota, a sculptor, created a bust of Henry David Thoreau for the bicentennial. An anonymous donor and patron of Tucker gifted Thoreau Farm with the bust. Stop by Thoreau Farm to tour the birth house and see the bust on display in the birth room.