dining room

DINING ROOM: Family conversations about abolitionism, women's suffrage and social reform were often held around the dining room table. The Alcotts were vegetarians and harvested fruits and vegetables from the gardens and orchards found on the twelve acres of property. Family china, portraits of Elizabeth and Louisa, and paintings by May are displayed along with period furnishings. The Alcotts performed theatricals using the dining room as their stage while guests watched from the adjoining parlor.

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