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BE THOREAU on Thoreau’s Birthday
July 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord on July 12, 1817, and is best known as the author of the book Walden and the essay Civil Disobedience. Thoreau’s name has become almost synonymous with two themes: the love of nature, and uncompromising ethical values.
Be sure to come and see the Concord Museum’s Henry David Thoreau Collection, which includes many of Thoreau’s personal artifacts including Thoreau’s bed, chair, and snowshoes from his house on Walden Pond. Sit in a replica of Thoreau’s simple green desk and write your Birthday message in a journal. Or try to survive in the woods by playing Walden, a game – a new video game developed by the University of Southern California’s Game Innovation Lab.
Free BE THOREAU decals will be available for all visitors that day.