Thoreau's "Journey West:"  Current Events

     The 1861 trip that led Henry David Thoreau & Horace Mann, Jr., from Massachusetts to Minnesota


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Henry David Thoreau

Horace Mann, Jr.

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  • Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Plaque Dedication in Milwaukee, at the site of the  Lake House where Thoreau stayed.  With presentations by poets, artists, and performers.  Colectivo Coffee, 170 South First Street, Milwaukee, Wisc., from 2-4 p.m.  See flyer.


  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 - "Henry David Thoreau's Westward Journey:  A Transcendental Travelogue."  At Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, Acton, Massachusetts, beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - "Henry David Thoreau's Days in Minnesota: A Transcendental Travelogue."  At Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minn., beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014 - "Henry David Thoreau in Minnesota: A Transcendental Travelogue."  At La Crescent Public Library, 321 Main Street, La Crescent, Minn., beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Henry David Thoreau's Westward Journey: A Transcendental Travelogue."  At the Ephrata Public Library, 550 South Reading Road, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, beginning at 6 p.m. 

  • Monday, November 3, 2014 - Discussing Westward I Go Free with book discussion group, Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, 2910 New Holland Road, Reading, Pennsylvania, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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