Walker Lecture Series - Growing Up Wild in the 60s and 70s

Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021 at 7:30pm

Concord, NH 03301


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Walker Lecture Series Announces 124th Spring Season

Since 1896, the Walker Lecture Series has brought stimulating speakers and musicians to Concord, but for now, in-person performances are out and virtual performances are in.   Some Walker Lectures will be available on the city’s public access TV channel and others will be live Zoom events, both platforms hosted by Concord TV.  This spring’s offerings range far and wide with programs as exotic as the jungles of Namibia and as local as the concert halls of Concord’s South End. 

In the Walker tradition, all performances are free with no tickets or reservations required.

All programs are virtual and all start at 7:30 PM.

Visit www.walkerlecture.org for details and Zoom invitations. 

Wednesday, April 7 on Zoom

Michael Tougias
Growing Up Wild in the 60s and 70s

Untamed. Unsupervised. Uncontrolled. Boyhood in the 1960s and ‘70s was a time for exploration and mischief. Author Michael Tougias found more than his share of misadventures in the woods and on the water: some life-threatening but others innocently hilarious.

Over time – and after reading a multitude of adventure books -- these experiences took shape in his quest to be a mountain man, owning a cabin in the forest and living off the land. Part of that dream would come true, but only after a family tragedy that shook his world and forced changes in his life.

 Based on his book, The Waters Between Us, Tougias’ presentation tells a story of a complex and strained relationship between father and son, the efforts at understanding, and ultimately respect and devotion.

Tougias channels Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods” to mix laugh out loud humor with insight into the natural world through the eyes of a curious boy. He also discusses the events of that era from Neil Armstrong landing on the moon to Woodstock, reminding us that 1968 was just as challenging as 2020, but in a very different way. Learn More

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