The Waldens Beyond Walden

The Marion Natural History Museum will present “The Waldens Beyond Walden – The Kettle Ponds of New England’s South Shore” with author Robert Thorson on Friday, May 4at 7:00 pm at the Marion Natural History Museum, 8 Spring Street, Marion.

When writing his new book, The Guide to Walden Pond, Professor Thorson learned why a beautiful, but ordinary kettle lake was inspirational for Henry David Thoreau. This understanding readily transfers to the hundreds of kettle ponds that so dominate Cape Cod, the Islands, and Plymouth County. In his talk, Thorson will describe the history and natural history of these iconic landforms. Following the talk and Q&A, he will sign and inscribe copies of The Guide to Walden Pond, with proceeds supporting the Marion Natural History Museum. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Marion Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Cost is $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served. To register in advance, please contact Marion Natural History Museum, P.O. Box 644, Marion, 508-748-2098 or visit us online at

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