Association to Preserve Cape Cod Presents ‘Guardians of Thoreau’s Legacy’ this Month

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Association to Preserve Cape Cod is hosting “Guardians of Thoreau’s Legacy,” a forum exploring the connection between two national parks that are ultimately connected by the legacy of Henry David Thoreau.

Superintendents of both the Cape Cod and Maine National Parks will discuss these similarities as well as different efforts to protect the two landscapes that captivated the famed naturalist.

The discussion will feature Superintendent of Maine’s Khatahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Tim Hudson, the Superintendent of the Cape Cod National Seashore Brian Carlstrom.

Throughout October the event is being held in conjunction with a photographic exhibition, entitled “Thoreau, The Maine Woods to Cape Cod: A Journey in Photographs by Scott Miller.”

The forum is a collaboration between the two superintendents that centers around a discussion about the distinctly different characteristics and surprising similarities of the two New England regions that factored prominently in Thoreau’s travels. The two landscapes also inspired some of Thoreau’s most revered writing. Today, the national park and national monument are the guardians of his legacy.

The forum is scheduled for October 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. The event is free, but pre-registration is recommended.

By TIM DUNN, News Center

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