Simplicity and Happiness: Past and Present
Oct
25
9:30 AM09:30

Simplicity and Happiness: Past and Present

  • The College of William & Mary, Andrews Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The search for a simpler life has a long and distinguished history in America, from its colonial beginnings to the present day.  This first meeting of a three-week course will examine the practical possibilities of a simpler and happier life through the lens of historic Virginia. Registration required.

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Does Transcendentalism Have a Future?
Jul
12
10:15 AM10:15

Does Transcendentalism Have a Future?

You are Invited to join us at the beautiful Colonial Inn in historic Concord, Massachusetts, as Michael Lorence presents "Does Transcendentalism Have a Tolerable Future?" as part of the Thoreau Society's Annual Gathering of scholars and enthusiasts. For information about tickets and the rest of the program, please visit the Thoreau Society website.

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A Movable Feast
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

A Movable Feast

In this spring board meeting and banquet of the Innermost House Foundation, we will explore the ways in which high conversation is the "movable feast" at the heart of human culture. Our hosts this season are Michael Chiarello, Kellie Magna and Clint Wilson at the famous Bottega Napa Valley in the charming village of Yountville in California's beautiful wine country. By invitation.

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What is Home to the Soul?
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

What is Home to the Soul?

Please join us for a conversation led by Michael Lorence as we explore the nature of home in our modern lives. This special event is sponsored by Mr. Clint Wilson and the Innermost House Foundation in beautiful Kenwood at the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country. 
Reservations full, with our apologies.
 

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Tiny Houses, Huts, and Innermost House
Apr
16
2:00 PM14:00

Tiny Houses, Huts, and Innermost House

You are invited to join us in historic Williamsburg, Virginia for an afternoon of conversation, questions and answers as we explore the foundations of the tiny house movement in the archetype of the "Primitive Hut" as exemplified by Innermost House.  This event is generously sponsored by the William & Mary Department of Art and Art History, with special thanks to Professor Ed Pease, Architect.

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Loving the Tiny House Life
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

Loving the Tiny House Life

You are invited to join us in beautiful Lafayette, California for this free afternoon of stories, pictures, questions and answers as Diana Lorence of Innermost House presents "Loving the Tiny House Life." This event is generously sponsored by the Lafayette Community Library and Learning Center, with special thanks to Vickie Sciacca and Amy Pipkin.

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Houses and Homelessness
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Houses and Homelessness

Please join us for a conversation led by Michael Lorence as we explore one of the most pressing issues of the day from the perspective of eternity: the problem of homelessness. This special event is sponsored by Ms. Debbie Synder of the Snyder Real Estate Group in Martinez, California.
Reservations full, with our apologies.

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Remembering the Beginning
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Remembering the Beginning

In this semi-annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Innermost House Foundation, we will examine the ways in which wine, oak and fire unite us with the beginnings of culture. Our hosts this autumn are Michael Chiarello, Kellie Magna and Clint Wilson at the famous Bottega Napa Valley in the heart of California's beautiful wine country. By invitation.

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A Hound, a Bay Horse, and a Turtle Dove
Jul
13
3:00 PM15:00

A Hound, a Bay Horse, and a Turtle Dove

You are Invited to join us at the beautiful Colonial Inn in historic Concord, Massachusetts, as Michael Lorence present "A Hound, a Bay Horse, and a Turtle Dove: On the Trail of a Mystery" as part of the Thoreau Society's bicentennial celebration of Henry Thoreau's birth. For information about tickets and the rest of the program, please visit the Thoreau Society website.

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Stranger in a Strange Land
Jul
13
2:15 PM14:15

Stranger in a Strange Land

You are Invited to join us at the beautiful Colonial Inn in historic Concord, Massachusetts, as Diana Lorence and Richard Smith (Concord's own "Henry Thoreau") present "Stranger in a Strange Land: Taking Henry's Arm Across the Ages," as part of the Thoreau Society's bicentennial celebration of Henry Thoreau's birth. For information about tickets and the rest of the program, please visit the Thoreau Society website.

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Innermost House and the Art of Simplicity
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Innermost House and the Art of Simplicity

You are invited to join us in beautiful Lafayette, California for this free afternoon of stories, pictures and conversation as Diana and Michael Lorence present "Innermost House and the Art of Simpicity." This event is generously sponsored by the Lafayette Community Library and Learning Center, with special thanks to Vickie Sciacca and Amy Pipkin.

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A Belated Valentine for Henry Thoreau
Mar
19
3:00 PM15:00

A Belated Valentine for Henry Thoreau

You are Invited to join us at the beautifully restored Thoreau Birthplace Farm in historic Concord, Massachusetts, as Diana and Michael Lorence present "I Love to Be Alone: A Valentine for Henry David Thoreau." This event is generously sponsored by Thoreau Farm and the Thoreau Society. The talk is free to the public, but due to limited seating, reservations are required. 

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Innermost House and the Lessons of Walden
Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

Innermost House and the Lessons of Walden

You are invited to join us in beautiful Lafayette, California for this free afternoon of stories, pictures and conversation as Diana and Michael Lorence present "Innermost House and the Lessons of Walden." This event is generously sponsored by: the Lafayette Community Library and Learning Center, with special thanks to Vickie Sciacca and Amy Pipkin.

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Tiny Houses and the Legacy of Walden
Oct
1
3:00 PM15:00

Tiny Houses and the Legacy of Walden

  • Berkeley Public Library, Main Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are invited to join us in beautiful Berkeley, California for an afternoon of stories, pictures and conversation as Diana and Michael Lorence present "Tiny Houses and the Legacy of Walden." This event is generously sponsored by: the Berkeley Public Library with special thanks to Wendy Hyman.

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The Legacy of Walden
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

The Legacy of Walden

You are invited to join us in historic Williamsburg, Virginia for an afternoon of conversation, questions and answers as we "The Legacy of Walden" in the Great Hall of the Wren Building. This event is generously sponsored by the William & Mary Department of Art and Art History, with special thanks to Professor Ed Pease, Architect.

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The End of History in Emerson
May
27
8:00 AM08:00

The End of History in Emerson

You are invited to join us in beautiful San Francisco as Michael Lorence presents
"The World Turned Outside In: The End of History in Emerson" at the Emerson Society Panel of the American Literature Association. This event is generously sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society.   

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