Published on Oct 24, 2014
Step back in time to 1855 as Henry David Thoreau, the “Hermit of Walden Pond,” visits Old South Meeting House! Was noted Transcendentalist, abolitionist and naturalist Thoreau really a hermit? What did he think of Boston, where he regularly visited the Athenaeum? Get the answers to these and other questions as you visit with Mr. Thoreau, portrayed by historian Richard Smith. Mr. Thoreau reads selections from his writings, including Walden, and answers questions about his experiences in 19th-century Concord and Boston.
This program is the first in a Special Middays at the Meeting House Series – “Conversations with Hawthorne and Thoreau”: Fridays, October 24 and November 7.
This talk was filmed at Old South Meeting House on Friday, October, 24, 2014.