More information about Orchard House’s centennial celebration

Here's an article from Boston.com about the upcoming celebration of Orchard House's 100th birthday as a moment to the Alcott family: By Sarah Thomas, Town Correspondent The Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association is celebrating its centennial anniversary, marking 100 years since the group formed to purchase and restore the beloved Concord author's home of Orchard …

Tidbits of news, and beginning a trip to Fruitlands

Just heard some awesome news from Jan Turnquist at Orchard House - the long missing papers of Madelon Bedell are now safely ensconced at Orchard House. As mentioned in yesterday's post, Bedell wrote a scholarly work entitled The Alcotts Biography of a Family; it was supposed to have been in 2 volumes but sadly, Bedell …

Orchard House will soon be 100 years old

The Boston Globe’s “Globe West” section featured a front page article on Orchard House’s 100th year celebration (see the official Orchard House site for details). When Louisa May Alcott’s hyacinth bloomed pink one spring day in 1868, she considered the flower a “true prophet’’ of good things to come. That same day she received $100 …

The American Library Association Louisa May Alcott Project: A DVD and Book Start a Movement

In May of 1868, a publisher asked an author to write a book specifically targeted "for girls." His plan was twofold: to capitalize on this up-and-coming author's growing popularity, and to capture a corner of a brand new genre of children's literature. The author begrudgingly obliged, and ended up producing one of the best selling, …

First Report from the ALA Workshop on Louisa May Alcott: strictly from a fan’s perspective

Today was such an amazing day that I am asking you to please indulge me. I want to file two reports but the first one needs to be from a gushing fan; the more informative report will come later over the weekend. I started this blog with the express purpose of meeting other fans of …

ALA Alcott Programs to feature Daniel Shealy, Harriet Reisen and Nancy Porter, and Jan Turnquist

And I have been invited to attend! I will be able to take pictures and will take extensive notes so that you can 'virtually' go there too. Harriet Reisen was kind enough to invite me to participate and I am very much looking forward to hearing from Daniel Shealy who helped to edit Louisa May …

Two new videos added to the Audio/Visual portion of this blog

Be sure and check out 2 new videos I found in my travels which are posted on the Audio/Visual page of this blog: Interview with Harriet Reisen on her book and DVD, Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women I learned some new things watching this video and really loved Ms. Reisen's obvious passion …

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