A lovely holiday visit to Orchard House, capped off by some great finds!

My husband Rich is a good guy. I thanked him several times for “indulging me” and accompanying me to the utterly charming holiday program at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House this past Saturday. I also had the opportunity of meeting one of you! Robin, it was a pleasure to accompany you on the tour. An …

Little Women meets the Japanese – exciting cultural exchange between Concord’s sister city and Orchard House director

The last newsletter from Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House contained some pretty exciting news, beginning with the special invitation to members for the annual Open House, and the public book signing hosted by Eve Laplante for her critically acclaimed Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother. (see previous post). …

The vacation of my dreams: 3 days with Louisa May Alcott

What's your dream for the ultimate summer vacation? Is it a trip to a new and/or exotic place? Is it time all to yourself to do whatever you wish? How about both? That’s been my dream for many summers and this year, it came true. New and exotic places Back in June, our whole family …

Hear and see John Matteson discuss Eden’s Outcasts

Here is a video of John Matteson discussing his Pultizer prize-winning biography, Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father. It appears to have been done at the School of Philosophy at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. Update Watching the video while working - Matteson is charming! He says he was told …

“I Always Wanted to Be Like Jo.”

Spring in Concord has sprung, not only with budding trees and flowers, but with a plethora of activities celebrating the centennial of one of the oldest home museums in the country, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. Little Women discussion panel On Thursday, March 22 I had the joy of attending the first of three presentations …

Promo film for Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House centennial celebration

The time is drawing near for Orchard House's Centennial! Here's a promo film they just released - lots of interesting pictures! Visit the Orchard House website for more information on centennial celebrations this spring. Are you passionate about Louisa May Alcott too? Send an email to louisamayalcottismypassion@gmail.com to subscribe, and never miss a post! Facebook …

I “met” Louisa May Alcott . . .

 . . . through the acting skills of Jan Turnquist, performer extraordinaire and director of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. From Jan's website she writes, "Due to a 'minor carriage accident,' 20th century audiences have the opportunity to 'meet' Louisa May Alcott through the living history portrayal of Jan Turnquist." She swept into the room …

One year old today! Celebrating with a special gift for you!

I recently watched again the PBS film Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women  and thoroughly enjoyed it.  To see Louisa portrayed on the small screen is just as thrilling as ever. This reminded me of how I started my blog 1 year ago today after reading the book. What a wonderful year it …

The countdown begins! Orchard House celebrates its centennial

The official Louisa May Alcott website has started its own blog with updates on the Orchard House centennial. Here's their first installment detailing the history of the acquisition of Orchard House. This looks like a great blog and I suggest following it so that you won't miss a minute of the centennial celebration. There are …

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House and the Patriot’s Day Parade, Concord, MA April 2011

There can't be a better place in the world to celebrate Patriot's Day (celebrated in April) than Concord, MA where the "shot heard round the world" was fired, and America was on its way to becoming a nation. Watch the Orchard House staff and friends celebrate in the town's annual parade.

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