200 Years and Beyond!

Dear Friends,

Henry David Thoreau birthplace

As we come to the end of Henry David Thoreau’s Bicentennial year, I want to thank you for your support in helping to carry Henry’s legacy forward toward the next 200 years.

From left: Thoreau Society president Michael Schleifer, Thoreau Farm president Ken Lizotte and Thoreau Farm director Joseph Wheeler reveal the Henry David Thoreau Forever Stamp at the United States Postal Service special dedication ceremony on July 12, 2017.

Henry’s birthday bash on July 12 was one for the books! Folks from all over came to Thoreau Farm, Henry’s birthplace, to celebrate the 200th birthday of the man who went to the woods to live deliberately.

Festivities included celebrity speakers, a special issue of the U.S.P.S. Henry David Thoreau Forever Stamp, and the launch of our book, “What Would Henry Do?”

“What Would Henry Do?” can be ordered at Amazon.com, The Thoreau Society Shop at Walden Pond, or by your local bookseller.

This exceptional collection of essays features thoughtful contributions from President Jimmy Carter, Gregory Maguire, Frank Serpico, Lawrence Buell, Ed Begley, Jr., Laura Dassow Walls, and many other Thoreau scholars and activists.

Our programs this year included:
Natural History Tours
Mushroom Walks
Author Talks
Children’s Events
Presentations on Walden Pond

Your support allows us to offer free admission, guided tours, and educational events.

Thoreau Farm is the only historic house dedicated to the life and work of Henry David Thoreau. We need your support to keep the doors open and to reach Thoreauvians, old and new, who seek to learn more about Henry, the ethical man who led a deliberate life.

While community generosity in this bicentennial year has been strong, there is always more we can do. Every gift is appreciated. In honor of the Thoreau 200th, with your donation of $200 or more, you will receive a copy of “What Would Henry Do?”, our special tribute to Thoreau’s work. (“What Would Henry Do?” has a retail value of $24.95.)

Donate now by clicking on this link!

Here’s to Henry! Thank you for your support of Thoreau Farm.

Ken Lizotte, President

P.S. If you  have already made your 2017 gift to Thoreau Farm, thank you!

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