Hours: Wednesdays 12:00 - 4:00, Fridays 12:00 - 2:00

Family & Adult Programs

The Marion Natural History Museum frequently runs programs appropriate for adults and large groups including families with children. All are welcome to attend! Seating tends to be limited at these programs, so we recommend you reserve your spot in advance; for our large group programs tickets are always available at the door, however!

The Waldens Beyond Walden: The Kettle Ponds of New England's South Shore, with Robert Thorson

Friday, May 4, 7:00pm at the Museum

When writing his new book, The Guide to Walden Pond, Professor Thorson learned why a beautiful, but ordinary kettle lake was inspirational for Henry David Thoreau.

This understanding readily transfers to the hundreds of kettle ponds that so dominate Cape Cod, the Islands, and Plymouth County. In his talk, Thorson will describe the history and natural history of these iconic

Following the talk and Q&A, he will sign and inscribe copies of The Guide to Walden Pond, with proceeds supporting the Marion Natural History Museum.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Marion Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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