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, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

 
Events in 2010
Events in 2009

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

 


Public Events Calendar

View all public events at Orchard House -- including special events, educational programs, fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities -- in a graphical calendar format by clicking on Calendar of Events. You can return using the link at the bottom of each calendar page.

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

January 2010 at Orchard House

Orchard House will be closed January 1 - 3, 2010

We will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

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Through March 31, 2010

"Behind-the-Scenes" Exhibit!

The Making of
“Louisa May Alcott:  The Woman Behind Little Women”
at Orchard House

Visit Orchard House through March 31st for a special look
inside the filming of the new documentary!
Insightful photographs provided by critically-acclaimed photographer/filmmaker Liane Brandon will be displayed throughout the House, accompanied by anecdotal information about the three-day filming experience and biographies of key members
of the production team.

This unique exhibit is offered during regular hours of operation
and included in regular admission costs


While you're here, don't forget to purchase the new Alcott biography written by
Harriet Reisen, and pre-order the DVD version of the documentary!


For more information about the documentary and new biography of
Louisa May Alcott, please consult the official website

 

Photo above left:  Photographer Liane Brandon (from www.newday.com)

Photo above right:  Actress Elizabeth Marvel as Louisa May Alcott,
photographed by Liane Brandon in Orchard House

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Saturday, January 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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February 2010 at Orchard House

Call for Proposals Deadline:  February 15, 2010

The 2010 Summer Conversational Series

and Teacher Institute
Sunday - Friday, July 11 - 16
The Concord School of Philosophy on the grounds of Orchard House

“In Heaven's Name, Give Her A Chance!"
Defining the Sphere of Women in 19th Century America

~ More information available as planning proceeds ~

Professional Development Points are awarded to Massachusetts teachers

participating in the Teacher Institute


Details of last year’s Series


CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Suggestions for sessions, presenters, programs, and activities for the
2010 Summer Conversational Series are welcome;
please send submissions to education@louisamayalcott.org
Submission deadline:  February 15, 2010

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Tuesday - Friday, February 16 - 19          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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March 2010 at Orchard House

 

Saturday, March 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

(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 2010 at Orchard House

Tuesday - Friday, April 20 - 23          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 …

Tuesday, April 20th
“ 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 21st
“ 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 22nd
“ 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 23rd
“ 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!


Tuesday - Friday, April 20 - 23           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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May 2010 at Orchard House

Saturday, May 1          8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rain date:  Sunday, May 2


“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 Schoolers and Boy/Girl Scouts!

Click here for a “Spruce Up” poster

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Sunday, May 23     1:15, 2:15, 3:45 or 4:15

By reservation only!

"Meg's Wedding"

A Living History Tour & 150th Anniversary Celebration


Join Orchard House Staff and Volunteers for a special tour to celebrate the 150th wedding anniversary of Anna Bronson Alcott and John Bridge Pratt.  This first marriage at Orchard House originally took place in the Parlor in 1860 and later became Meg March and John Brooke's wedding in Little Women.  After a tour with a costumed interpreter, enjoy an Alcottian reception with wedding cake and lemonade and have fun with period games on the lawn.

Adults - $12.00; Seniors/College Students - $10.00;

Youths (6-17 years) - $8.00; Children (2-6 years) - $4.00; Under 2 - free
Family Rate (2 Adults & up to 4 youths) - $30.00

(Members - Half-price on individual tickets only)


Space is limited; reservations required and include a 10% Museum Store discount
Phone 978.369.4118 x106 for information/reservations

Click here for a Wedding Tour flyer

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June 2010 at Orchard House

Saturday, June 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

(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 2010 at Orchard House

Click to download a full-color Summer programs brochure

 

Thursday, July 1          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, July 8          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 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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The 2010 Summer Conversational Series

and Teacher Institute


Sunday - Friday, July 11 - 16
The Concord School of Philosophy on the grounds of Orchard House

“In Heaven's Name, Give Her A Chance!"
Defining the Sphere of Women in 19th Century America

19th C woman at desk writing

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

 

Our Esteemed Presenters ...

Michael Barnett - Moravian College

Phyllis Cole - Penn State-Brandywine

Cathlin Davis - California State University-Stanislaus

Helen Deese - Tennessee Tech University/Massachusetts Historical Society

Sterling Delano - Villanova University

Anne-Laure François - Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3

Reed Abigail Gochberg - Harvard University

Karen Goodno - Salem State College/Orchard House

Luane Davis Haggerty - Rochester Institute of Technology/
National Institute of the Deaf

Lynn Hyde - The Old Manse

Adriana Lanzi - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Megan Marshall - Emerson College/Radcliffe Institute at Harvard

John Matteson - Pulitzer Prize winner/John Jay College

Evelyn Navarre - SUNY-Buffalo

Janet Northrup - Chautauqua Institution

Debra Ryals - Pensacola Junior College

Lisa Stepanski - Emmanuel College

 

COSTS
(Members - 20% discount; Students with ID - 50% discount)

Complete Conversational Series plus Teacher Institute:
$165 for Educators; $275 for others

Summer Conversational Series only,
Sunday - Thursday:  $220

Per Diem, Monday - Thursday:   $55

Opening Event only, Sunday afternoon:  $25

Daily Lunch, Monday - Thursday:  $10


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

 

Click to read Presenter Bios          Click for a Registration Form

Click to see a Daily Schedule

Click for a Complete Packet of Materials

 

We are once again delighted to partner with our friends at The Thoreau Society to conclude their Annual Gathering and begin our Summer Conversational Series
on the afternoon of Sunday, July 11th!

To find out more about the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering,
click here or visit the Thoreau Society website


See details of last year’s Series

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Tuesday, July 20          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 22           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 24  
Drop in any time between 12:30 and 2:45 p.m.


May birthdayMay Alcott’s Birthday Celebration

Join May Alcott and her dear friend Annie Bartlett
in the year 1863 to celebrate May's birthday
on the lawn of Orchard House!

Learn to play Graces or join in a game of Croquet.
Promenade around the Maypole, "trundle" Hoops,
and try your hand at Jacob’s Ladder or Pick-Up Sticks, too.
Costumed interpreters will be on hand to lead the games.

This program is free of charge and appropriate for all ages!


Added Time Travel Experience
Consider registering for “Welcome To Our Home,”
our interactive living history tour offered at 3:00 or 4:45 p.m.
Please see the listing just below for costs; reservations strongly suggested

 


 

Saturday, July 24          3:00 - 4:00 p.m. or 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 26 - 30           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 2010 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


Orchard House is pleased to have this popular workshop led by Marjorie Tudor, daughter-in-law of world-renowned artist/author Tasha Tudor!

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

About Workshop Leader Marjorie Tudor …
Mrs. Tudor graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s in Education.  She has also been a teacher of high school English and Language Arts in Connecticut public schools.  Mrs. Tudor wrote and illustrated her first children’s book, Let’s Be Friends, and is currently at work on a new book.  In addition to being Vice President of Tasha Tudor and Family, Mrs. Tudor is highly skilled in doll and marionette making, and enjoys sharing all her talents with young people and adults in small group settings.  For more information about the talented Tudor family, please visit www.tashatudorandfamily.com.

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Wednesday, August 11          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, August 20          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 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 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

(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 2010 at Orchard House

 

Saturday, September 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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October 2010 at Orchard House

 

Saturday, October 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

 


Sunday, October 24          12:00 noon  (registration begins at 10:30 a.m.)


5th Annual Louisa May Alcott Benefit 5K Walk / 10K Run
UTA PIPPIG, Honorary Chair

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 fourth 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 our Honorary Chair!

     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. In endorsing this particular Walk/Run, Pippig is also paying tribute to health-conscious individuals who have come before us, like the Alcotts.

     All manner of runners and walkers -- from serious marathoners to “strollercisers” and wheelchair travelers -- are encouraged to spend a day with Louisa May and support the educational and preservation efforts of her beloved home during this FUNdraiser! Musical entertainment provided; starting volley by The Concord Minute Men. Living History portrayers and 19th C. games and toys available.

Event held rain or shine.  Meet at Concord-Carlisle High School (500 Walden Street, Concord) for registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. Walk/Run route traverses Historic Concord, Massachusetts during lovely Fall Foliage time.  Runners, please note:  This flat course is an easy, fun way to help you qualify for future events!

Special 5th Annual Bonus for Runners

The first 50 pre-registered runners will receive a custom-made
commemorative T-shirt celebrating the joy of running
Louisa May Alcott felt!

Click to Register on-line at active.com

Click to download a Registration Form

Click to Donate to the Walk/Run or Sponsor a participant

Click here to download maps of the Walk/Run Routes

(may change slightly due to road construction or other unforeseen circumstances)

Click here to find out more about Uta Pippig

Click here to download a full-color brochure (includes Registration & Sponsorship Forms)

Click here for a "Save the date" postcard


For questions or comments about the Walk/Run, please e-mail walkrun@louisamayalcott.org

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November 2010 at Orchard House

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December 2010 at Orchard House

Saturdays

December 4th, 11th, 18th          10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sundays

December 5th, 12th, 19th          1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

The Annual Holiday Program

"A Visit from St. Nicholas

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 with costumed "Living History" characters, activities for children and families, and take-home mementos!

 

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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