Louisa May Alcott was one of many literary greats who stepped forward in the late 19th century to support Old South Meeting House’s fundraising efforts after its narrow escape from demolition and during its first years as an independent nonprofit organization. On the evening of the Little Women scribe’s 186th birthday, join us at the Meeting House for a captivating living history experience that will bring you behind-the-scenes stories from Alcott’s life – from her unconventional upbringing in poverty, to the family love that inspired her to write an American classic. This interactive show is presented by the director of Orchard House, the Alcott family’s historic home in Concord, Massachusetts, and will be enjoyed by ages 6 to 106. From young readers to Alcott scholars to First Lady Laura Bush, audiences of every stripe have acclaimed Jan’s performances.
This program is made possible with support from the Lowell Institute. Doors open at 6:30; a light reception will be served. Part of the Series Bibliophile Birthdays: Celebrating the Authors of OSMH. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.