The Boatman: author talk with Robert Thorson

Date(s) - 11/17/17 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Hunnewell Building Arnold Arboretum

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As a backyard naturalist and river enthusiast, Henry David Thoreau was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley.  Robert Thorson shares a compelling story of intellectual growth and scientific understanding, as Thoreau moved from anger, to lament, to acceptance of the way humans had changed the river he cherished more than Walden Pond.  Robert Thorson’s book, The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years will be available for purchase and signing.  Program is free but please preregister at or call 617-384-5277.  Co-hosted by JP Reads and Arnold Arboretum.