May, a contingent of 12 Murrayites and 2 dogs hiked the Great
Woods Conservation Area in Mansfield. Everyone seemed to enjoy an opportunity to
socialize, get in some exercise, and commune with nature.
to Walden Pond in Concord, MA.
Murray contingent made a pilgrimage to Walden Pond in Concord. Here we are with
a likeness of Thoreau in the foreground and a likeness of his cabin in the
to Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA.
On October 9th
group of ten enjoyed a sunny, but windy, day at Fruitlands Museum in
Harvard, MA. On approaching the museum, first-timers were stunned by the
gorgeous view from the ridge with Wachusett Mountain, Mount Watatic, Mount
Monadnock, and lesser elevations in the distance. A few highlights of the
trip included the farm house where Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane led a
Transcendentalist utopian experiment, the Shaker office building, the
galleries, and Joseph Wheelwright's astonishing tree figures. It being
Native American Festival weekend we got to try authentic corn cakes.