September 19th – Our Annual “Fall for Opacum” Dinner
“Where’s Your Walden?”
An evening with Dr. Robert M. Thorson
We are honored this year to feature guest speaker Dr. Robert Thorson, whose topic “Where’s Your Walden?” will connect his lifetime of scholarship in the subjects of geology, Henry Thoreau and New England’s landscape to the special character of our region.
Dr. Thorson is a professor of geology at the University of Connecticut, the author of seven books; his newest, The Guide to Walden Pond, provides explorers and readers a new opportunity to learn deeply about the natural and cultural history of this iconic American place. Thorson’s newest book, The Guide to Walden Pond, published in March of this year, is the first of its kind – and writing it helped Professor Thorson understand how Thoreau created his “sense of place”.
We of course know of Walden Pond in Concord, an average place at the time, where Henry David Thoreau found refuge for two years, two months, and two days. The result of his retreat was Walden, the literary fountainhead of America’s environmental consciousness. During his talk, Thorson hopes to “share what I learned of Thoreau’s place and what he did there.”
Join us for our 5th Annual Opacum Fall Dinner – September 19th at the Publick House in Sturbridge. Learn about Opacum’s most recent work to in our community. Social Hour begins at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner and program. Proceeds from this event support the conservation work of Opacum Land Trust.
Tickets can be purchased online at OpacumDinner.BrownPaperTickets.com
For additional information or to RSVP please call 508-347-9144 or email Opacum at Membership@OpacumLT.org