Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller

On view through February 22, 2015

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau’s The Maine Woods, this exhibition features the stunning photographs of Scot Miller, who has traversed the state of Maine for years, retracing the footsteps of Thoreau, New England’s native son. Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller highlights the many places that Thoreau explored and wrote about using finely-crafted photographs, as well as historical information, and specimens from Harvard’s collections, including one-of-a-kind plant samples collected in northern Maine by Thoreau himself. The exhibition complements the permanent exhibition, New England Forests in the Zofnass Family Gallery, and the new Peabody Museum special exhibition, The Legacy of Penobscot Canoes: A View from the River, which explores the enduring importance of rivers and canoes in Penobscot tribal life and on relationships between the tribe and non-Indians.

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