It’s been 150 years since Louisa May Alcott published her novel Little Women. During that time, the book has never been out of print! It has become a classic, and has been made into movies and plays, including the brand new production by PBS starring Emily Watson as Marmee.


The house where Louisa wrote Little Women, Orchard House, is located in Concord, Massachusetts, where the Alcott family enjoyed close friendships with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, among other members of the Transcendentalist movement. Orchard House is now a museum and educational center open to the public. In honor of the sesquicentennial, Orchard House will host a Summer Discussion Series as well as costumed tours of the house by members of the Alcott family!  Click here to check out their website.

Why do you think Little Women is still so popular and relevant in the 21st century? What will you do to celebrate this literary milestone?  Maybe a tea or a book group discussion? Let us know so we can share it with others!