New Exhibits at Walden Pond Unveiled

Thoreau’s bicentennial year has created quite the buzz, perhaps loudest in New York City, where the Morgan Library’s exhibition, which closed this past Sunday, offered a substantial view of a writer who continues to provoke strong opinions. Now the attention turns back toward Thoreau’s native Concord, Massachusetts. The Morgan exhibition, a collaboration with the Concord Museum, will be packed up, relocated, and reopened at the museum on September 29. But before that, another exhibit debuts in town.

800px-Replica_of_Thoreau's_cabin_near_Walden_Pond_and_his_statue.jpgTomorrow, Walden Woods Project founder (and rock star) Don Henley will join state officials at a public ceremony to launch new exhibits at the Walden Pond Visitor Center at the WP State Reservation. The free and public event at 11 a.m. includes a preview of a new film about Thoreau and the unveiling of an interactive Where’s Your Walden exhibit. According to an announcement, “In this exhibit, we invite the visitor to consider their own special place in the world--their Walden--and their connection to it.”

Also on view through October 30 at the Concord Library is “Concord, which is my Rome:” Henry Thoreau and His Home Town Exhibition.

Needless to day, fall in the perfect time to visit Concord. Recommended reading if you go: Autumnal Tints.

Image: Replica of Thoreau’s cabin and statue at Walden Pond. Credit: RhythmicQuietude via Wikimedia Commons.

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