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Wildness & Wonder

“It is in vain to think of a wildness distant from ourselves. There is none such.”
Henry David Thoreau, Journal, 3 September 1851

From April 7-July 15, 2017, a Wildness & Wonder exhibit takes place at the Fowler Branch in honor of Henry David Thoreau's bicentennial and love of nature.  The exhibit mirrors 16th-century Curiosity Cabinets, where a rainbow assortment of specimens were displayed in rooms for personal enjoyment and wonder. The show will be part of the Concord Free Public Library's Concord Reads program centered around Thoreau’s book Walking.

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

Contact: Jenn Houle, artist -