Summer Conversational Series at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House: “Good Wives: Marriage and Family in Little Women Part Second and Beyond — Wednesday session

By Lorraine Tosiello Notorious or Victorious? Inside the Marriages of Lucy Stone and Victoria Woodhull Lis Adams, Director of Education at Orchard House spoke about women who were famed in their time for their varied work in the women's rights and suffrage movements, both of whom had unconventional marriages. Lucy Stone was personally known to …


Summer Conversational Series at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House: “Good Wives: Marriage and Family in Little Women Part Second and Beyond — Tuesday session

NOTE: I was unable to attend this year's Summer Conversational Series at Orchard House from July 14-18 so I asked participants to act as correspondents for the days they attended.  Here is a very complete and wonderful summation of Tuesday's talks by Lorraine Tosiello. The theme of this year's conversation was Good Wives: Marriage and …

1950 biopic of Louisa May Alcott

Thanks to Lorraine Tosiello for this great find -this 15 minute biopic is pretty good! It makes me wonder if it was made in conjunction with Madeleine B. Stern's biography of Louisa released in the same year. Judging from what it included in this film, it makes me thing there was some connection.

Louisa May Alcott’s ocean retreat: Nonquitt today

After selling Orchard House in 1884, Louisa May Alcott invested some of the returns into a summer cottage in Nonquitt, a beachfront community in Dartmouth, MA, located on the South Shore. Here she could take Lulu for a summer respite. She enjoyed several summers there with Anna and her sons who took part in the …

Call for proposals for Orchard House’s Summer Conversational Series

Here is this year's call for proposals for the Orchard House Summer Conversational Series. Visit for more information. Are you passionate about Louisa May Alcott too? Subscribe to the email list and never miss a post! Keep up with news and free giveaways on Susan's books, Louisa May Alcott: Illuminated by The Message, and …

Little Women and the meaning of agape love by Dr. Cathlin Davis

Dr. Cathlin Davis, a perennial favorite at the Summer Conversational Series gave a sermon at her church about Little Women! A rare discussion about the religious element of the Louisa May Alcott classic.

Little Women Legacy Launch Giveaway

From Pink Umbrella Books: This is the best giveaway ever! Enter to win an original painting simply for buying “Alcott’s Imaginary Heroes: The Little Women Legacy.”

To celebrate the launch of Alcott’s Imaginary Heroes: The Little Women Legacy fine artist, Shalece Fiack, has donated an original painting to be given away to one lucky Alcott fan.  To enter:

  1. Follow PinkUmbrella Books and Shalece Fiack Studios on social media (one entry)
  2. Share or reblog this post (two entries)
  3. Purchase a copy of  Alcott’s Imaginary Heroes: The Little Women Legacy and send a copy of your receipt to (three entries) (previously purchased copies count, if you purchased at the Orchard House launch, you’re already entered, if you bought online, send us your receipt)

Giveaway ends October 8, 2018. Winner will be announced on our social media and will be notified via email. 10% of publisher proceeds go to Orchard House Museum to help preserve the Little Women legacy.


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