The bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth culminated with the opening of the most comprehensive exhibition ever created about one of the world’s most original writers and thinkers. This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal brings together remarkable holdings from the world’s two most significant Thoreau collections: journals, manuscripts, letters, books, and field notes from the Morgan Library & Museum; and, from the Concord Museum, unique personal items including the simple green desk on which Thoreau wrote Walden and “Civil Disobedience.”
The show centers on the journal Thoreau kept throughout his life and its importance in understanding the essential Thoreau. More than twenty of Thoreau’s journal notebooks are shown along with letters and manuscripts, books from his library, pressed plants from his herbarium, and important personal artifacts like his walking stick.
Last Day to see This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal at the Concord Museum.
Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm