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Author Talk: Richard Smith: “Worthy to be Any Man’s Friend”

July 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
July 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Henry David Thoreau was one of the most important and influential writers of the 19th Century.  And while he isn’t buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery,  he was well acquainted with many of the literary and political figures who are. 

Join Concord historian Richard Smith for an entertaining look at Henry Thoreau and some of his famous friends. The “Hermit of Walden Pond” wasn’t such a hermit after all. Longfellow, Charles Sumner and Margaret Fuller are just some of the notable figures who are buried here that Thoreau knew and associated with.  And he even liked some of them!

Richard has been an Independent historian and writer in Concord, Massachusetts for 20 years. Along with giving lectures about Concord, Anti-slavery, the Transcendentalists and the antebellum period, Richard has portrayed Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond since 1999 and has traveled throughout the United States and Canada as Thoreau. He is also the General Manager of the Concord Tour Company and has written two books about Thoreau for Applewood Books. Meet in Story Chapel

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