Bus Trip to Louisa May Alcott Home in Concord, Mass. on Thursday Oct. 25

Thursday October 25. Deadline to sign up is October 18. We will set off for Concord, Massachusetts to the ORCHARD HOUSE. This was the home of Louisa May Alcott and her family. Were you aware of other Alcott family members and their accomplishments?The father of the family, Amos Benson Alcott was a teacher, the Superintendent of the Concord schools, and in 1879 established the first adult educational center in the country. For over eight summers, adults from around the USA came to Amos's center to interact with some of the greatest thinkers and educators of the 19th century. After moving 22 times in 30 years, the Alcott family finally settled permanently in the Orchard House in the late 1800s. The house has had no major structural changes. What we will view is 80 percent Alcott property. The most noted member in the family is daughter Louisa May who wrote her beloved classic book "Little Women" in 1868 at the "shelf desk" her father built especially for her. Come "walk" through the book's characters - Mr. March, Marmee, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy - and see which member of the Alcott family "modeled" which character. Lunch will be at the famous, historic Concord Colonial Inn. All-inclusive fee is $110.00. Day-of-trip instructions will be sent before trip. Sign up online or send a check made payable to ILR to Marcia Jamron, 229 Karen Drive, Orange, CT 06477. Questions: Email - jam922922@gmail.com, Phone 203/795-4444

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