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Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House Centennial Celebration
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House Centennial Celebration Memorial Weekend
Enjoy birthday cake and much much more!
May 26 10-4:30, May 27 1-4:30, Monday, May 28 10-4:30
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, 399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA, Celebrates its Centennial Memorial Day Weekend with tours, vintage music and dance, 19th Century toys and games, Living History portrayers, special art, working cider press, postal stamp cancellations, and complimentary refreshments. Events held rain or shine. Free admission to all outdoor activities; regular admission fees charged for tours. Visit the place described as "a walk through Little Women," and marvel at a century of inspiration, education, and preservation.
"America's House," as many call Orchard House, officially opened to the public 100 years ago this weekend on May 27, 1912. Visitors from all over the world came to see the home where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set Little Women. Published abroad immediately after it's US publication in 1868, the world-wide popularity of Little Women spread very quickly. Over 50 foreign language translations are still in print; new ones continue to appear, attracting a large international visitation every year.
Enjoy a live broadcast of the Gala Centennial Concert in Boston's Symphony Hall at 8 pm Saturday on WGBH radio. The concert, which is sold out, features Keith Lockhard, The Boston Pops, Broadway star Maureen McGovern, Chronicle's Mary Richardson, and Pulitzer-Prize winner, John Matteson. For more information, please consult www.louisamayalcott.org. For interviews, please contact Executive Director Jan Turnquist at (978) 369-4118 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.