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Thoreau at 200: 21st-Century Lessons from a 19th-Century Rebel

  • On July 4, 1845, writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau declared his independence from civilization and moved into a cabin he built on the banks of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. “Simplify, simplify!” Thoreau urged readers of Walden; or, Life in the Woods (1854), the book he wrote about his two-year experiment in off-the-grid living.

    IUP Associate Professor and Thoreau Bicentennial Ambassador Todd Nathan Thompson will detail what Thoreau can still teach us about how “to live deliberately” instead of “lead[ing] lives of quiet desperation.”

    Sponsored by the Thoreau Society.

    For more information, contact sixoclock-series@iup.edu or 724-357-2598.

  • Thoreau at 200: 21st-Century Lessons from a 19th-Century Rebel

    November 6, 2017
    6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

    HUB Ohio Room

    For more information, e-mail or call 724-357-2598.