What would henry do? 

Essays for the 21st Century

Thoreau Farm’s book series in which contemporary voices reflect on Henry David Thoreau’s enduring legacy. Contributors include: President Jimmy Carter, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Senator Ed Markey, as well as dozens of addition contemporary voices. Learn More About the What Would Henry Do? Book Series   

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Saving THOREAU’s birthplace

How Citizens Rallied to Bring Henry Out of the Woods

A story of citizens who put aside their differences and joined forces to prevent a cultural landmark—the Wheeler-Minot House, also known as Thoreau Farm—from being lost forever.



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The Blog at Thoreau Farm

Reflections on nature, society, Thoreau, and the future.

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