New Year’s Day Activity in Concord MA

Everyone learns about Henry David Thoreau at sometime during their school experience. Thoreau was born and lived his entire life in Concord MA.  He is known for this work – “Civil Disobedience” – and for his time at Walden Pond (on land owned by close friend and Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson) –

The following is taken from Billerica Townie News( Article of 12/6 –

Start the New Year off by joining Henry David Thoreau portrayed by historian Richard Smith on Sunday, January 1, 2012, at Walden Pond. From 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, Thoreau will be entertaining visitors at the house replica near the main parking lot.

 From 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm join DCR staff for a First Day Hike to the Thoreau house site, (1 mile round trip). Come and celebrate the start of a new year with good company and a sprinkling of seasonal literary readings. This is a program for visitors of all ages. Meet at the Thoreau house replica and be sure to dress for winter weather. After the hike join park staff for hot chocolate at park headquarters.
For more information call (978) 369-3254. Parking fees will be waived on January 1, 2012. Pre-registration is not required. No dogs allowed, unless they are working guides.
Park programs are sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and bu the Friends of Walden Pond, an activity of the Thoreau Society.

Rt. 126 (near Route 2), Concord, MA.

(978) 369-3254
New Years Day 1847
Sunday, January 1st 2012, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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