Welcome to the world of Special Events at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House - Home of Little Women!  Since enrollment in each program is limited, most programs require reservations and pre-payment, which is accepted in cash, by check (made payable to Orchard House), or with VISA, MC, AMEX, or Discover.

 

 

Events in 2011

 

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  • Program Reservations may be made in person at Orchard House during regular hours of operation, by mail to P.O. Box 343, Concord, MA; by phone to (978) 369-4118 x106; or via fax with credit card only to (978) 369-1367.

    For further information on any program offered, please contact the Director of Education weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (978) 369-4118 x106.

    To receive regular notice of upcoming events and “Friends of the Alcotts” discounts, please consider a museum membership

    News of Note:   A link to news and announcements about Orchard House and its supporters


    To see a record of past events at Orchard House,
      go to
    Aunt Jo's Events Scrap~Bag

    January 2011 at Orchard House

    Orchard House will be closed January 1 - 2, 2011

    We will re-open on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.

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    Saturday, January 22          4:45 - 5:45 p.m.


    “Welcome to Our Home”
    A Living History Tour

    Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times.


    Adults - $12.00; Seniors/College Students - $10.00;
    Youths (6-17 years) - $8.00; Children (2-6 years) - $4.00
    Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00

    (Orchard House Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)


    Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested.
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    February 2011 at Orchard House

     

    Tuesday - Friday, February 22 - 25          1:00 - 2:00 p.m. daily

    FEBRUARY FAMILY FUN WEEK
    “Welcome to Our Home” Tours


    Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!
    Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

    Adults - $12.00; Seniors/ Students - $10.00;
      Youths
    (6 - 17 years) - $8.00; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.00
      Family Rate
    (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00
    (Orchard House Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)

    Space is limited to 15 participants; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested.
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information and reservations.

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    Saturday, February 26          4:45 - 5:45 p.m.


    “Welcome to Our Home”
    A Living History Tour

    Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times.


    Adults - $12.00; Seniors/College Students - $10.00;
    Youths (6-17 years) - $8.00; Children (2-6 years) - $4.00
    Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00

    (Orchard House Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)


    Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    March 2011 at Orchard House

     

    Tuesday, March 1 - CALL FOR PROPOSALS DEADLINE

    The 2011 Summer Conversational Series and Teacher Institute
    Sunday - Friday, July 10 - 15
    The Concord School of Philosophy on the grounds of Orchard House

    “Creating A Vision:  The Power of Place"
    A Centennial Celebration of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

    In the spring of 2011, Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House begins a year-long celebration of its centennial as a historic house museum.  Purchased by The Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association in April of 1911 and officially opened to the public on May 27, 1912, Orchard House attracts the pilgrim and curiosity-seeker alike with a spirit of place that has continued to draw people from all walks of life for more than a century.

    The 2011 Summer Conversational Series will explore the power of place, and how different types of environments -- physical, spiritual, cultural, and intellectual -- have distinguished Concord, and specifically Orchard House, as an important center of history and learning.  Participants can expect lively discussion of how the visionaries of Concord, including Alcott, Emerson, Fuller, and Thoreau, created a social and intellectual milieu that expanded upon itself over time and formed the basis for a community that nurtured many of its citizens and earned them a place in history.

    ~ More information available as planning proceeds ~

    Professional Development Points are awarded to Massachusetts teachers

    participating in the Teacher Institute


    Suggestions for sessions, presenters, programs, and activities for the
    2011 Summer Conversational Series are welcome;
    please send a one-page summary to
    education@louisamayalcott.org
    Submission deadline:  March 1, 2011

    See details of last year’s Series

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    Saturday, March 26          4:45 - 5:45 p.m.


    “Welcome to Our Home”
    A Living History Tour

    Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times.


    Adults - $12.00; Seniors/College Students - $10.00;
    Youths (6-17 years) - $8.00; Children (2-6 years) - $4.00
    Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00

    (Orchard House Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)


    Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested.
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    April 2011 at Orchard House

    Tuesday - Friday, April 19 - 22          9:00 - 11:00 a.m. daily

    Plumfield Fun Week!
    ~ for ages 8 to 12 ~

    Join us for a week of fun during April school vacation! Try your hand at activities popular with Louisa May Alcott and her sisters. Our trained staff will help you act, write, make a craft, and draw just like the Alcott girls -- the real-life models for “Meg,” “Jo,” “Beth,” and “Amy”!


    Cost: $100 for the week or $30 per day

    (Orchard House Members, $80 & $24 respectively)


    Space is limited!  Pre-registration & pre-payment required;
    please phone 978.369.4118 x106

    Plumfield Fun Week daily details …

    Click here to view the brochure

    Tuesday, April 19th
    “ Meg”/Anna Day - Theater
    See where the Alcott girls performed “theatricals” for friends and family! Rehearse a skit based on a scene from Little Women, play theater games,
    and improve your acting skills!

    Wednesday, April 2oth
    “ Jo”/Louisa Day - Writing
    Practice writing in the very room where Louisa May Alcott penned the bestseller, Little Women! Have fun putting together a skit, story, or poem --
    just like Jo March -- and illustrate your work to take home!

    Thursday, April 21st
    “ Beth”/Lizzie Day - Crafts & Games
    Make a clothespin doll to keep or give away as a gift. You’ll see a doll that the real-life Lizzie made for one of her neighbor friends, play with old-fashioned toys, dolls, and games, and put on an original puppet show!

    Friday, April 22nd
    “ Amy”/May Day - Art
    Try an art experiment using your “third eye,” just as Amy March may have done! Make your own copy of original artwork done by the real-life May Alcott, play art-centered games, and illustrate scenes from your favorite books!

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    Tuesday - Friday, April 19 - 22           1:00 - 2:00 p.m. daily

    APRIL VACATION FAMILY FUN WEEK
    “Welcome to Our Home” Tours


    Suitable for all ages!  Ideal for families!
    Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt -- all while learning about this extraordinary New England family!

    Adults - $12.00; Seniors/ Students - $10.00;
      Youths
    (6 - 17 years) - $8.00; Children (2 - 6 years) - $4.00
      Family Rate
    (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00
    (Orchard House Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)

    Space is limited to 15 participants; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested.
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information and reservations.

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    Saturday, April 23          4:45 - 5:45 p.m.


    “Welcome to Our Home”
    A Living History Tour

    Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times.


    Adults - $12.00; Seniors/College Students - $10.00;
    Youths (6-17 years) - $8.00; Children (2-6 years) - $4.00
    Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00

    (Orchard House Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)


    Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested.
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    Saturday, April 30          8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Rain date:  Sunday, May 1


    “Spruce Up for Spring”
    Gardens and Grounds Clean-Up
    for volunteers of all ages!

    Jan Turnquist working in the gardens

     

    Come for all or part of the day to help keep
    Orchard House looking great on the outside!

    Seasonal tasks include raking leaves, collecting downed branches, weeding, and possibly some planting.  Gloves, gardening tools, or tarps are

    helpful to bring, but not required.  Lunch, snacks,

    and beverages provided (let us know if you

    can contribute healthy refreshments).
    R.S.V.P. to 978.369.4118 x104 by April 28th

     

    Community Service credit given to High School students

    and Boy/Girl Scouts!

    Click here for a “Spruce Up” poster

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    May 2011 at Orchard House

    Saturday, May 28          4:45 - 5:45 p.m.


    “Welcome to Our Home”
    A Living History Tour

    Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times.


    Adults - $12.00; Seniors/College Students - $10.00;
    Youths (6-17 years) - $8.00; Children (2-6 years) - $4.00
    Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00

    (Orchard House Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)


    Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested.
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    June 2011 at Orchard House

    Click to download a full-color Summer programs brochure

     

    Saturday, June 25          4:45 - 5:45 p.m.


    “Welcome to Our Home”
    A Living History Tour

    Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times.


    Adults - $12.00; Seniors/College Students - $10.00;
    Youths (6-17 years) - $8.00; Children (2-6 years) - $4.00
    Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00

    (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)


    Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested.
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    July 2011 at Orchard House

    Click to download a full-color Summer programs brochure

     

     

    Thursday, July 7          9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


    "Hand-in-Hand at Orchard House"

    This program offers a very special first look at a historic house museum and the Alcott family for children aged 6 and under with a parent or adult caregiver.  Activities such as matching games, songs, Victorian dress-up, drawing, and age-appropriate stories are included to stimulate, entertain, and educate the very young while allowing their adult partners time to enjoy Orchard House in a very unique way.

    Cost:  $15 per Adult/Child Grouping;
    $7.50 for each additional Adult or Child

    (Members - $12 and $6 respectively)

    Reservations & pre-payment required;
    phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    Friday, July 8          9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


    “A Morning with the Alcotts”

    Step back into the pages of history to find out what it was like to live in the time of the Alcotts!  Expert, authentically costumed staff and volunteers portray Alcott family members to introduce youngsters aged 7 and up to life in the 19th Century generally and within the Alcott home particularly.
    An interactive tour, old-fashioned games, songs, stories, and refreshments
    are all part of this highly popular and unforgettable experience!

    Cost:  $18 per person  (Members - $15)

    Reservations & pre-payment required;
    phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    The 2011 Summer Conversational Series

    and Teacher Institute


    Sunday - Friday, July 10 - 15
    The Concord School of Philosophy on the grounds of Orchard House

    “Creating A Vision:  The Power of Place"
    A Centennial Celebration of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

    In the spring of 2011, Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard Housebegins a year-long celebration of its centennial as a historic house museum.  Purchased by The Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association in April of 1911 and officially opened to the public on May 27, 1912, Orchard House attracts the pilgrim and curiosity-seeker alike with a spirit of place that has continued to draw people from all walks of life for more than a century.

    The 2011 Summer Conversational Series will explore the power of place, and how different types of environments -- physical, spiritual, cultural, and intellectual -- have distinguished Concord, and specifically Orchard House, as an important center of history and learning.  Participants can expect lively discussion of how the visionaries of Concord, including Alcott, Emerson, Fuller, and Thoreau, created a social and intellectual milieu that expanded upon itself over time and formed the basis for a community that nurtured many of its citizens and earned them a place in history.

    Our Distinguished Presenters ...

    Kyoko Amano

    University of Indianapolis

    Ted Dahlstrand

    Ohio State University at Mansfield

    Cathlin Davis

    California State University - Stanislaus

    Sterling Delano

    Villanova University

    Anne-Laure Francois

    Universite Charles de Gaulle Lille 3

    Jason Giannetti

    Dean College

    Reed Gochberg

    Boston University

    Karen Goodno

    Salem State College

    Rochelle Johnson

    The College of Idaho

    Jane Langton

    Children’s author/Mystery writer

    Eve LaPlante

    Biographer/Author

    Evelyn Navarre

    University of Massachusetts - Boston

    Lisa Stepanski

    Emmanuel College

    Laura Dassow Walls

    University of Notre Dame

    Read Biographies of our Distinguished Presenters

    View the Daily Schedule               Download a Registration Form

    Click for a complete packet of information

    Professional Development Points awarded to
    Massachusetts educators participating in the Teacher Institute

    We are once again delighted to partner with The Thoreau Society in co-hosting
    the concluding session of their Annual Gathering and the opening session of
    our Summer Conversational Series and Teacher Institute


    For more information or to make a reservation,
    please phone 978.369.4118 x106


    See details of last year’s Series

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    Tuesday, July 19          9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


    "Hand-in-Hand at Orchard House"

    This program offers a very special first look at a historic house museum and the Alcott family for children aged 6 and under with a parent or adult caregiver.  Activities such as matching games, songs, Victorian dress-up, drawing, and age-appropriate stories are included to stimulate, entertain, and educate the very young while allowing their adult partners time to enjoy Orchard House in a very unique way.

    Cost:  $15 per Adult/Child Grouping;
    $7.50 for each additional Adult or Child

    (Members - $12 and $6 respectively)

    Reservations & pre-payment required;
    phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    Thursday, July 21          9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


    “A Morning with the Alcotts”

    Step back into the pages of history to find out what it was like to live in the time of the Alcotts!  Expert, authentically costumed staff and volunteers portray Alcott family members to introduce youngsters aged 7 and up to life in the 19th Century generally and within the Alcott home particularly.
    An interactive tour, old-fashioned games, songs, stories, and refreshments
    are all part of this highly popular and unforgettable experience!

    Cost:  $18 per person  (Members - $15)

    Reservations & pre-payment required;
    phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    Saturday, July 23          4:45 - 5:45 p.m.


    “Welcome to Our Home”
    A Living History Tour

    Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times.
    Adults - $12.00; Seniors/College Students - $10.00;
    Youths (6-17 years) - $8.00; Children (2-6 years) - $4.00
    Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00

    (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)


    Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    Monday - Friday, July 25 - 29           9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    The Apple Slump Players”
    Drama Workshop

    Youngsters aged 8 - 12 are invited to participate in this unique experience at Orchard House.  After brief daily theatrical warm-ups, participants will play theater games, experiment with mime and improvisation, and act out scenes from Louisa May Alcott’s stories.  Then, just as Louisa and her sisters did, a skit will be rehearsed during the week and performed at week’s end.  Dress comfortably; imagination and a sense of fun are required!

    Cost: $230 
    (Members - 10% discount)

     

    Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment required
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information and reservations

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    August 2011 at Orchard House

    Click to download a full-color Summer programs brochure

     

    Monday - Friday, August 2 - 6          9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


    Write Stuff!
    Creative Writing Workshop

    Youngsters aged 9 - 13 will experiment with various writing forms, many inspired by the Alcotts and Tudors themselves.  Included will be “sensory writing,” poetry, journal writing, fiction, and much more.  A fun, creative, and very different way to spend a week of the summer!


    Cost: $230  (Members - 10% discount)

    Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment required
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information and reservations

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    Tuesday, August 9          9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


    “A Morning with the Alcotts”

    Step back into the pages of history to find out what it was like to live in the time of the Alcotts!  Expert, authentically costumed staff and volunteers portray Alcott family members to introduce youngsters aged 7 and up to life in the 19th Century generally and within the Alcott home particularly.
    An interactive tour, old-fashioned games, songs, stories, and refreshments
    are all part of this highly popular and unforgettable experience!

    Cost:  $18 per person  (Members - $15)

    Reservations & pre-payment required;
    phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    Wednesday, August 10          9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


    "Hand-in-Hand at Orchard House"

    This program offers a very special first look at a historic house museum and the Alcott family for children aged 6 and under with a parent or adult caregiver.  Activities such as matching games, songs, Victorian dress-up, drawing, and age-appropriate stories are included to stimulate, entertain, and educate the very young while allowing their adult partners time to enjoy Orchard House in a very unique way.

    Cost:  $15 per Adult/Child Grouping;
    $7.50 for each additional Adult or Child

    (Members - $12 and $6 respectively)

    Reservations & pre-payment required;
    phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    Wednesday, August 17          9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


    “A Morning with the Alcotts”

    Step back into the pages of history to find out what it was like to live in the time of the Alcotts!  Expert, authentically costumed staff and volunteers portray Alcott family members to introduce youngsters aged 7 and up to life in the 19th Century generally and within the Alcott home particularly.
    An interactive tour, old-fashioned games, songs, stories, and refreshments
    are all part of this highly popular and unforgettable experience!

    Cost:  $18 per person  (Members - $15)

    Reservations & pre-payment required;
    phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    Friday, August 19          9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


    “Hand-in-Hand at Orchard House”

    This program offers a very special first look at a historic house museum and the Alcott family for children aged 6 and under with a parent or adult caregiver.  Activities such as matching games, songs, Victorian dress-up, drawing, and age-appropriate stories are included to stimulate, entertain, and educate the very young while allowing their adult partners time to enjoy Orchard House in a very unique way.

    Cost:  $15 per Adult/Child Grouping;
    $7.50 for each additional Adult or Child

    (Members - $12 and $6 respectively)

    Reservations & pre-payment required;
    phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    Thursday, August 25          9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


    “A Morning with the Alcotts”

    Step back into the pages of history to find out what it was like to live in the time of the Alcotts!  Expert, authentically costumed staff and volunteers portray Alcott family members to introduce youngsters aged 7 and up to life in the 19th Century generally and within the Alcott home particularly.
    An interactive tour, old-fashioned games, songs, stories, and refreshments
    are all part of this highly popular and unforgettable experience!

    Cost:  $18 per person  (Members - $15)

    Reservations & pre-payment required;
    phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    Saturday, August 27          4:45 - 5:45 p.m.


    “Welcome to Our Home”
    A Living History Tour

    Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times.


    Adults - $12.00; Seniors/College Students - $10.00;
    Youths (6-17 years) - $8.00; Children (2-6 years) - $4.00
    Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00

    (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)


    Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested.
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    September 2011 at Orchard House

    Saturday, September 17          10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    "Partners in Preservation" Celebration

    Partners in Preservation,” a division of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, awarded grant funding in 2009 to 25 Massachusetts historic sites -- including Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House.  During the Open House today, visit one or several of these treasured places to discover what a difference the grants have made, and celebrate the energy and determination of the Staff and Volunteers who make things happen on a daily basis!

    Guided tours of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House will be offered

    throughout the day, and the first 100 visitors will receive

    a “Partners in Preservation” re-usable tote bag

     

    Regular admission fees apply.  For more information about “Partners in Preservation,” including a map of all the Open House sites, please click here.

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    Sunday, September 18          12:00 noon

    (registration begins at 10:30 a.m.)


    Centennial Benefit 5K Walk / 10K Run
    for Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House


    WITH  SPECIAL  GUEST  UTA  PIPPIG!

    Uta Pippig      Over 100 years ago, Louisa May Alcott wrote, “Running was one of the delights of my early days,” proving once again that she was ahead of her time in advocating a healthy lifestyle. For our sixth benefit Walk/Run, we are privileged to announce that Uta Pippig -- three-time Boston Marathon winner, two-time Olympian, and internationally-recognized exercise motivator -- continues to serve as Honorary Chair of the event and will help celebrate our Centennial by participating in this year's Walk/Run!

         Pippig, founder of “Take the Magic Step,” a fitness awareness program and charitable foundation, believes that everyone owes it to themselves and to future generations to take care of their physical well being. By participating in this particular Walk/Run, Pippig is also paying tribute to health-conscious individuals who have come before us, like the Alcotts.


        Join Uta as she signs autographs, warms up, spreads encouragement,and runs alongside you every step of the way! All manner of runners and walkers -- from serious marathoners to “strollercisers” and wheelchair travelers -- are encouraged to spend a day with Uta and Louisa May to support the educational and preservation efforts of her beloved home during this FUNdraiser!

         Event held rain or shine.  Meet at Concord-Carlisle High School (500 Walden Street, Concord) for registration beginning at 10:30 a.m.

       Runners, please note:  This flat course is an easy, fun way to help you qualify for future events!The Walk/Run route traverses Historic Concord, Massachusetts during lovely Fall Foliage time. Musical entertainment provided; starting volley by The Concord Minute Men; "Living History" portrayers and 19th C. games and toys available.

     

    View/Purchase photos of the 2011 event

    Register for the 2012 event at active.com

    Download a 2012 Registration Form

    Donate or Sponsor

    Download a poster to share

    Download maps of the Walk/Run Routes
    (may chage slightly due to road construction or other unforeseen circumstances)

    Find out more about Honorary Chair Uta Pippig

    See photos of past Walk/Runs on Flickr

     

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    Saturday, September 24          4:45 - 5:45 p.m.


    “Welcome to Our Home”
    A Living History Tour

    Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times.


    Adults - $12.00; Seniors/College Students - $10.00;
    Youths (6-17 years) - $8.00; Children (2-6 years) - $4.00
    Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00

    (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)


    Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    Sunday, September 25          1:45 p.m.


    Sneak Preview of "Little Women - The Musicial"

    by The Wellesley Players

    in The Concord School of Philosophy

    Get a sneak peak of The Wellesley Players' performance of the acclaimed Broadway musical version of Little Women in our Concord School of Philosophy!  This preview features authentically-reproduced costumes, the orignal musical score, and award-winning director Celia Couture.

    The full production will be performed on October 7th - 9th and 14th - 16th at The Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA.  For tickets, directions, and further information, click here.

     


    October 2011 at Orchard House

    Saturday, October 22          4:45 - 5:45 p.m.


    “Welcome to Our Home”
    A Living History Tour

    Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends.  Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times.


    Adults - $12.00; Seniors/College Students - $10.00;
    Youths (6-17 years) - $8.00; Children (2-6 years) - $4.00
    Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00

    (Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)


    Space is limited; reservations & pre-payment strongly suggested
    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

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    November 2011 at Orchard House

    Saturday, November 5          8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Rain date:  Sunday, November 6


    Fall Gardens and Grounds Clean-Up
    for volunteers of all ages!

    Come for all or part of the day to help keep
    Orchard House looking great on the outside!

    Seasonal tasks include raking leaves, collecting downed branches, weeding, and possibly some planting.  Gloves, gardening tools, or tarps are helpful to bring, but not required.  Lunch, snacks, and beverages provided.

    R.S.V.P. to 978.369.4118 x104 by November 3rd

     

    Community Service credit given to High Schoolers and Boy/Girl Scouts!

    Click here for a “Spruce Up” poster

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    December 2011 at Orchard House

    Saturdays

    December 3rd, 10th, 17th          10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Sundays

    December 4th, 11th, 18th          1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    The Annual Holiday Program:

    "A Little Women Christmas at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House"

    Orchard House will be decorated for the holidays with the tasteful, festive simplicity

    that the Alcotts were noted for and come alive through costumed "Living History"

    characters re-creating favorite scenes from Little Women.

    Activities for children and families and take-home mementos provided.

    Holiday Weekend Costs
    Adults, $12.00; Seniors/College Students, $10.00;

    Youths (6 - 17 years), $8.00;
    Children (ages 2 - 6 years), $4.00; Under age 2, free
    Members, 20% off individual ticket prices
    Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 Youths), $30.00

    ~ Advance reservations strongly suggested ~
    Reserved tickets receive a 10% Museum Store discount;

    Members of Orchard House receive an additional 10% Store discount!

    Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

    Please note: On weekdays in December, as well as the last weekend

    in the month, Orchard House will be open for regular guided tours with

    regular admission costs; reservations on these days are only required

    for groups of 10 or more

    Click the photo for scenes from prior holiday programs

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