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Event Category: National Wildlife Refuge Week (Oct. 9-15)
Date of Event: October 20, 2012 (Saturday)
Time of Event: 9 AM-3 PM
Event Site: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Event Description: Visit and talk with author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau, as portrayed by historian Richard Smith and discover how Thoreau’s travels and philosophies are intertwined with the Minnesota River valley. Join us for a celebration of Henry David Thoreau’s historic journey to the west and month-long visit to Minnesota in 1861 presented by the Thoreau Society, Bloomington Historical Society, Minnesota Valley NWR, Refuge Friends, Inc., and Minnesota Independent Scholars’ Forum. Activities include presentations, discussion, reenactment, exhibits, and a refuge hike. 9:00 a.m. Registration 9:30 a.m. Welcome 9:45 a.m. Film: Thoreau’s Concord 10:00 a.m. The Enduring Legacy of Thoreau 11:00 a.m. Walking: Richard Smith as Henry David Thoreau Lunch Break 1:00 p.m. Thoreau Country Minnesota: An Introduction 2:00 p.m. Harvesting Thoreau: A Discussion 3:00 p.m. Refuge Hike with Henry David Thoreau
Geographic Region: US - Midwest
State/Province: Minnesota
Contact Information: Dale Schwie 612-866-2644 schwi014@umn.edu
Event URL: http://www.bloomingtonhistoricalsociety.org/#thoreau


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