Dramatic readings recollecting the Alcott Family through the span
of two centuries! Excerpted from Professor Daniel Shealy’s
new book, Alcott In Her Own Time, and performed by Orchard House
Staff and Volunteers. Pre-autographed copies of the book will be
available for purchase during the evening.
19th Century Lyceum: Public Education, Public Entertainment: Author
Event with Angela G. Ray
As a supplement to The 2005 Summer Conversational Series Intensive Workshop and
Teacher Institute, Professor Ray will present information on the award-winning
research that led to the publication of her new book, The Lyceum and
in the Nineteenth-Century United States, and will entertain audience
questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing.
|| More Than Readin’, Writin’ & ’Rithmetic
- Literacy Programs for Our Future
Join Evangeline (“Van”) del Castillo, who is on the forefront
of promoting literacy through active learning, for a thought-provoking
presentation on international efforts to eradicate one of the most
serious, yet subtle, threats to the life of the mind. With historical
background provided by Orchard House Executive Director Jan Turnquist!
||Connecting the Dots - Transcendentalism’s
Journey from Boston to Concord
Author, educator, and photographer Susan Wilson will illuminate the
many commonalities -- and some surprising differences! -- among historic
sites along the course of what is known as “The Literary Trail
of Greater Boston.” Copies of her newly revised Literary
Trail Guidebook will be available for purchase and autographing.