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Thoreau in Our Time: A Conversation with David Glassberg

November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Henry David Thoreau – the great American naturalist, writer, philosopher, and social reformer. Thoreau’s writings, especially Civil Disobedience (1849) and Walden (1854), were products of his own time and place. But the world is just now catching up with his insights into society, politics, economics, and the human relationship with nature.

For the third part of Kestrel’s Thoreau anniversary series, join University of Massachusetts Amherst history professor David Glassberg for a fascinating exploration of Thoreau and his legacy. The program will take place on Wednesday, November 8 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Holyoke Public Library.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. No RSVP required. (Donations always appreciated.) Questions? Email


David GlassbergDavid Glassberg is Professor of History and Interim Co-Director of the Public History Program at UMass Amherst. His research examines the history of popular historical and environmental consciousness in America as represented in politics, culture, and the landscape. Among his publications are American Historical Pageantry: The Uses of Tradition in the Early Twentieth Century (1990), Sense of History: The Place of the Past in American Life (2001), and “Place Memory, and Climate Change” (The Public Historian, August 2014). 


November 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Holyoke Public Library
250 Chestnut Street
Holyoke, MA 01040 United States
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