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"'Tis a Pretty Retreat, and Ours" . . . Orchard House Centennial Exhibit, 1912-2012
A collaborative exhibit featuring materials from the collections of the Concord Free Public Library and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, commemorating the Orchard House Centennial, 1912-2012.
The exhibit includes Louisa May Alcott's inkstand, Bronson Alcott's reading stand, manuscript pages from Little Women and Little Men, memorabilia from the Concord Players, as well as many photographs related to Orchard House and the Alcott family.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours.
More About Concord Free Public Library
The stately brick building at the juncture of Main Street and Sudbury Road in the center of Concord, is the Concord Free Public Library. There's a statue of Ralph Waldo Emerson sculpted by Daniel Chester French -- the same artist who crafted the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The main library contains a valuable Special Collections department in the climate-controlled basement with many documents related to transcendentalism and the American Revolution.