Step Into Their Shoes

“Louisa May Alcott” time travels to WFPL

Jan Turnquist, in the character of Louisa May Alcott, will present a living history performance at the library. Due to a “minor carriage accident”, we will have an opportunity to “meet” Louisa May Alcott and hear her tell about the autobiographical writing of the now-classic Little Women which she wrote in her family’s home, the Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts. Important nineteen century issues such as suffrage, abolition, the underground railroad, and equal education had an impact on Louisa May Alcott and her unusual Victorian family. The family’s Utopian community experience, Louisa's work as a Civil War nurse, and many of her other writings are also included in the portrayal.

No registration is required for this free presentation which is given in conjunction with the Adult Summer Reading Program at the library. Come and see the display of books selected for all six weeks of the program!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 2:30pm