Let’s celebrate! Scenes from Orchard House’s Centennial

You knew I couldn't stay away and I didn't! It was a picture-perfect day and I have lots of photos to share. The house tour was done differently with a guide in every room which allotted lots of time for questions. 🙂 I was even able to identify the species of owl that May painted …

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Happy Birthday, Orchard House!

Today marks the official 100th birthday of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House as a museum. On May 17th, Carrie Hoyle (my maiden name, not sure if we're related), secretary of the Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association sent a letter to John Alcott Pratt, son of Anna and adopted heir of Louisa, inviting him to Orchard …

Special kudos to one of our readers!

The Union Leader out of Manchester, NH ran an article on April 1st highlighting one of their own. I'm proud to say she is one of ours too! Jennifer Bernard, whose pictures you've seen on this blog, was honored by the Concord Free Library of having her photo of Orchard House included in their special …

“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 …

Join in the group read/re-read of Little Women

Because of all the upcoming events in Concord with regards to the centennial of Orchard House as a museum (many of the directly related to Little Women), I've started re-reading Louisa's classic. Jillian from A Room of One's Own is also re-reading (I actually got the idea from her). I invite you all to join …

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 …

Concord’s all a-buzz about the centennial of Orchard House

Thursday's Boston Globe (March 8, 2012) ran a wonderful spread in their Globe West section on all the festivities taking place this spring in Concord in honor of Orchard House's centennial as a museum. Here's a teaser with a link to the rest of the article. The online version didn't carry the great pictures so …