Wednesday Evenings at the 2005 Summer Conversational Series
19th Century Evening Edifications

Join us every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in The School of Philosophy
for delightful diversions for midsummer nights!
~  Delicious light refreshments provided ~

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July 6 Life Letters
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.
July 13 The 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 Public Culture in the Nineteenth-Century United States, and will entertain audience questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing.
July 20 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!
July 27 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.
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