Closing Celebration for Walden, revisited

This event last occurred on April 25, 2015, 2—5 pm.

Celebrate the closing of Walden, revisited with an afternoon honoring sustainable practices. This celebration lets participants explore how to embed a little of Thoreau’s legacy into their lives through conversations about nature, food preservation, and more.

Specimen Identification Table
Drop in 2–4 pm
Ever find something mysterious in your yard or on the beach, and want to find out what it is? Bring your shells, bones, insects, rocks, and artifacts to be identified by on-hand experts like Craig S. Chartier, director and principal archaeologist at Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project, and a naturalist from Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary.

Walden, revisited Maker Workshop Series Display
Drop in 2–4 pm
View the evidence of this winter’s ceramics and food preservation programs (part of the Maker Workshop Series). Program staff are available for conversations about living simply and being inspired by nature.

Readings from The Walden Woods Project's Live Deliberately Essay Contest
Drop in 2:15–4:15 pm
This year, deCordova was pleased to partner with The Walden Woods Project's annual Essay Contest, which featured an image of our exhibition Walden, revisited with a Thoreau quotation prompt. Winning essays are read outloud periodically throughout the Closing Celebration, and written copies are available to read at the table display.

Family Tour of Walden, revisited
2:15–3 pm
Join a Museum Guide for a lively and enlightening tour of our exhibition Walden, revisited.

The Living Henry
4–5 pm
Ever you curious about why Thoreau chose to live at Walden Pond for two years? Meet with the living Henry David Thoreau as he converses with visitors.



DeCordova is grateful to the Lincoln Cultural Council for support of Walden, revisited programming for April Vacation Week.

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