Visit The Robbins House
June, July & August: 11-4
September, October: 11-4
(Open Fri-Sun + Columbus Day)
Based on Thoreau Farm’s new book, What Would Henry Do? Essays for the 21st Century, a panel of Thoreauvian essayists, including Robbins House President Maria Madison, Tim Hebert, Jack Nevision, Leslie Perrin Wilson, and moderated by Ken Lizotte, will discuss their contributions to the book and lead a group discussion on potential actions Thoreau might take if he were with us today.
A recent New York Times article, “‘Sisterhood’ Felt Meaningless. So My Sisters and I Got in the Car.” details the road trip taken by three sisters to women’s history sites in search of feminism in our current political climate – ending with the story of Ellen Garrison at the Robbins House.
The Robbins House recently installed a timeline of the long Civil Rights movement listing local, state and national events. We invite visitors to let us know what current events they’d add, since our timeline ends in 2017 but will stand in front of the Robbins House for years to come. Much has happened just in the few months since the outdoor exhibit was installed. Here is a response we just received:
Emma Hodgdon, who has interned for The Robbins House for two summers now, returns to her junior year as an English major at Tufts University next week.
While visiting California last week, Robbins House president Maria Madison took time out to visit the Mountainview Cemetery in Pasadena / Altadena, where we knew Ellen Garrison was buried. Here’s what she found out…
Many people know Jayne Gordon as the Concord historian, leading tours around town, answering questions and conducting classes that focus on the town’s rich history. But as those who know her would be quick to point out, Concord historian is much too narrow a description for who she is and what she does…
Two hundred years after Henry David Thoreau’s birth, a distinguished panel considered Thoreau’s lessons for today’s environmental policy, civil disobedience, and our relationships with the natural world. Laura Dassow Walls highlighted the event with her new biography, Henry David Thoreau: A Life.