“What Would Henry Do?” Panel Discussion, Friday, July 13, Masonic Lodge, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm, an event at the Thoreau Society’s Annual Gathering

Join authors Corinne Smith and Jack Maguire and executive director of the Thoreau Society Mike Frederick, and Thoreau Farm tour guide Barbara Olson as they discuss their contributions to “What Would Henry Do?”, a collection of essays edited and published by Thoreau Farm. Ken Lizotte, president of Thoreau Farm Trust, and a contributor to the book will moderate the discussion.

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Sponsored by Thoreau Farm and the Thoreau Society.

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Celebrate Henry’s 201st birthday at Thoreau Farm, Thursday, July 12, 2018

House open from noon to 2pm. Free Tour at noon. Stop by the house for a slice of birthday cake and a chance to win a free copy of Thoreau Farm’s book, “What Would Henry Do?”

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Surveyors Historical Society Beginning Point Marker Dedication at Thoreau Farm and Annual Gathering Picnic, Sunday, July 15, 2018, 12:45pm

Join the Surveyors Historical Society at Thoreau Farm for the dedication of a “Beginning Point” marker to honor Henry David Thoreau’s career as a surveyor.  The marker will give the exact latitude and longitude of Thoreau’s birth house on Virginia Road.

Sponsored by the Surveyors Historical Society, Thoreau Society and Thoreau Farm. Light refreshments and birthday cake will be served. Bring a picnic lunch! R.S.V.P. . This event is FREE and open to the public. Picnic starts at 12:30pm; dedication of the “Beginning Point” marker starts at 12:45pm.

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Lawrence Millman, Author of “Fascinating Fungi of New England,” to Give a Free Mushroom Walk in Estabrook Woods,                      Mon., July 16, 1-3pm

Join us for a mushroom foray in Estabrook Woods with mycologist and author Lawrence Millman.

As a mycologist, Millman has done fungal surveys in places as diverse as Honduras, Arctic Canada, Panama, East Greenland, Western Samoa, and Nantucket.

He has a mountain named after him in East Greenland and a doctorate from Rutgers University, but Millman feels more privileged by the mountain than the degree.  Also, Millman has a velvet worm from Central America named after him.  When not on the road, he lives in Cambridge, MA.

For more information and to RSVP, email: Limited to the first 20 reservations.

Sponsored by Thoreau Farm and the Thoreau Society.