Corinne Hosfeld Smith

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Henry David Thoreau: A Transcendental Travelogue

Henry David Thoreau's last and longest journey is one that is often overlooked by biographers and historians. Over the course of two months, Thoreau and Horace Mann, Jr., traveled from Massachusetts to Minnesota and back. Their trip took place during the opening months of the Civil War, in the Spring of 1861. They passed through ten U.S. states and one Canadian province. They saw all kinds of plants and wildlife. During this presentation, you will learn about their routes, the sights they saw and wrote about, and what you can see in those same places today.  Talk with computer slides. Can be tailored to location, if it lies along the route.  60-90+ minutes.

Hosts of past talks include the public libraries in Fitchburg MA, Leland MI, Mackinac Island MI, New Ulm MN, Red Wing MN, Rhinelander WI, Stoughton WI, Merrimack NH; and the nature centers of Tekakwitha Woods Forest Preserve in St. Charles IL, and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst MA.  My speaking fee is negotiable and may also depend upon travel expenses.

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