Who We Are


The Thoreau Farm Trust, a nonprofit organization, is committed to preserving Thoreau’s birth house. We believe Thoreau’s extraordinary insights into life, nature, and social responsibility are as relevant today as they were during his lifetime. We hope you will find his birthplace a source of inspiration for living deliberately, practicing simplicity, and exploring new ideas for positive change.


Executive Director

Rebecca Migdal ·  rebecca@thoreaufarm.org 


Board of Directors

Robert Pinsky (U.S. Poet Laureate, 1997-2000), Honorary Chair

Ken Lizotte, President

Nancy McJennett, Clerk

Molly Q. Eberle, Treasurer

John “Jack” Maguire, Assistant Treasurer

Peter Alden

Courtland Booth

Lawrence A. Buell

Nicole Palmer

Joseph C. Wheeler



341 Virginia Road (mailing: P.O. Box 454)
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: 978.451.0300
Email: info@thoreaufarm.org