Celebrating Henry David Thoreau
2017 marks the bicentennial
of Henry David Thoreau’s birth
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is presenting a series of programming at Walden Pond State Reservation and DCR facilities statewide in honor of writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday. Henry was born on July 12, 1817 and lived at Walden Pond from July 4, 1845 to September 6, 1847 in a small house he built with his own hands where he observed nature, recorded his thoughts in journals, and reflected on his place in the world and made Walden Pond State Reservation an inspiration for the American conservation movement.