Events

Poetry at the Old Manse

Gather at the Old Manse to hear poets from the New England Poetry Club read their work. Following the tradition of the Concord circle of authors like Emerson, Hawthorne, Alcott, and Fuller, the Old Manse will once again become a place of inspiration and shared work. Readers are posted about one month in advance, so check back often to see what local poets will be appearing next. This series takes place on the first Friday of each month. Poets are announced the month before.

November Poets: Thomas DeFreitas, Lisa DeSiro, and Clara Ronderos
December Poets: TBA

Little Women Walking Tour

1:00 pm Little Women Walking Tour

Celebrate Little Women Week by following in the footsteps of Louisa May Alcott with a licensed Concord tour guide. Learn about the real Alcotts on a walk through town to Author’s Ridge in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Explore the town and the family that helped Louisa grow into a feminist, an abolitionist, and a bestselling author.

The tour will end at the Concord Free Public Library where guests will be able to view the largest collection of Louisa May Alcott works at their leisure including 2 chapters of the original manuscripts for Little Women.

90 minutes, 1.3 mile walk, mostly flat sidewalk or pavement, rain or shine, $15 adults, $12 for seniors & students. Tours depart from the Visitor Center, 58 Main St, Concord MA

For advanced reservations call 978-287-1064.

Afternoon Tea with Louisa May Alcott

Enjoy the elegant atmosphere of Concord’s oldest hotel in the company of Louisa May Alcott (as portrayed by Jan Turnquist, Executive Director of Orchard House – The Home of Little Women)! “Miss Alcott” will share stories from her unconventional upbringing, family friendships with Emerson, Thoreau, and the Hawthorne’s, the joys and challenges of being an author, her service as a Civil War nurse, and the family love that inspired her to write a true American classic. Geared for ages six to 106, this lively interactive presentation is a heartwarming and joyous experience. Little Women Orchard House Blend Tea (green tea and apple) will be served. Books and merchandise from the Museum Store at Orchard House as well as gift certificates for guided tours of the House will be available for purchase.

Little Women Tea

Children’s Tea at the Concord Scout House, sponsored by Concord Recreation.
Event includes photo booth, crafts, storytelling and more. — including a visit from Louisa May Alcott!
$15/20 with advanced reservation only. For more information, call 978-287-1064

Little Women Week – Mother Daughter Book-Club Author Visit (grades 3 – 8)

Mother Daughter Book-Club Author Visit (grades 3 – 8)
Join us in the Children’s Room of the Concord Free Public Library (Main) for a special event with Heather Vogel Frederick, author of the Mother Daughter Book-Club series. The talk will focus on the first book in the series, which is based on Little Women. Program is free of charge. light refreshments will be served.

The Town of Concord will be celebrating Little Women Week from December 15th to December 22nd. This week will feature events themed around Louisa May Alcott and her famous work, Little Women. This week celebrates both the book as well as the release of the Little Women movie from Columbia Pictures and SONY directed by Greta Gerwig.

See a collection of activities hosted by the Town of Concord, local museums and businesses and join in on the Little Women themed fun. Join the Town of Concord as we celebrate this special experience and explore not only the Town that inspired Little Women but was the filming location of many scenes in the upcoming film.

We look forward to sharing this week long event with you and your loved ones.

Little Women Week begins!

Little Women Week Events
The Town of Concord will be celebrating Little Women Week from December 15th to December 22nd. This week will feature events themed around Louisa May Alcott and her famous work, Little Women. This week celebrates both the book as well as the release of the Little Women movie from Columbia Pictures and SONY directed by Greta Gerwig.

See a collection of activities hosted by the Town of Concord, local museums and businesses and join in on the Little Women themed fun. Join the Town of Concord as we celebrate this special experience and explore not only the Town that inspired Little Women but was the filming location of many scenes in the upcoming film.

We look forward to sharing this week long event with you and your loved ones.

China Part II: From Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping / History Lecture by John Gardella

Join John Gardella for a fascinating look at the development of China from the chaotic start of the People’s Republic of China under the leadership of Mao Zedong in 1949 to its rise as a world economic and political power in the 21st century. A discussion of the current relationship between China and the U.S. will follow the presentation. Please call: 978-318-3020 to sign up.