Enjoy a "chat" with historical author Louisa May Alcott through the living history portrayal by Jan Turnquist. The program is presented by Falmouth Historical Society, in collaboration with West Falmouth Library, and will be held at West Falmouth Library at 4 PM on Saturday, October 13.
The event is for children ages 10 and up. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
One of America's most prolific writers, Ms. Alcott (1832-1888) - a fiercely independent author - was born to an unconventional family who were leaders in abolition, women's suffrage, educational reform, and child welfare. In 1868 Louisa wrote the now-classic "Little Women" in her family's home, the Orchard House, in Concord, the heart of the "literary flowering" of New England.
Guests will have the opportunity to "meet" Louisa and gain insight into important 19th century issues such as suffrage, abolition, the Underground Railroad and equal education.
The event will benefit both the West Falmouth Library and the Historical Society.
It was made possible in part from contributions by the Cape Cod Five Foundation and the Wal-Mart Foundation. Tickets are available at the library or seats may be reserved by calling the library at 508-548-4709. Space is limited so attendees should purchase tickets early to guarantee a seat at this special event. For more information about this and other programs at the library, call 508-548-4709, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit westfalmouthlibrary.org.