National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Teachers

Living and Writing Deliberately:

The Concord Landscapes and Legacy of Henry Thoreau

 July 16-21, 2017*

(*non-residential week; no housing)

July 23-28, 2017**

(**residential; housing stipend included)

Concord Museum Concord, Massachusetts
Application deadline: March 1, 2017
Notification date: March 31, 2017


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Stipend Information

If selected, you will receive a stipend to help cover transportation to the workshop, and meals. The stipends will be paid at the end of each workshop session. Stipends are taxable. Stipends are $600 for the first week (*non-residential week; no housing) and $1200 for the second (residential) week to cover additional costs for housing.

NEH Summer Scholars are required to attend all scheduled meetings and to engage fully as professionals in all project activities. Participants who do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.

At the end of the workshop, NEH Summer Scholars will be asked to provide an assessment of their workshop experience, especially in terms of its value to their personal and professional development. These confidential online evaluations will become a part of the project's grant file.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Henry D. Thoreau, 1898, plaster bust by Walton Rickerson, Concord Museum.

Thoreau’s desk, about 1838, Concord Museum. Thoreau used this desk at Walden Pond, and used it to write Walden and Civil Disobedience.


Inscribed Leaf, 1868, Sophia E. Thoreau, Concord Museum.