Westborough – The Westborough Historical Society’s next event will be held Tuesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. “A Living History Portrayal of Louisa May Alcott” will be presented by Jan Turnquist, executive director of Orchard House, the Alcott home in Concord. Louisa May, author of “Little Women,” was born to an unconventional family who became leaders in the abolition, women’s suffrage, educational reform, and child welfare movements.
This event will be an opportunity to “meet Louisa” through a living history performance and to gain insight into important 19th-century issues. “Louisa” will talk about her friendships with Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson as well as discuss her work as a Civil War nurse and author.
This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. It will be held at The Willows, 1 Lyman St., Westborough.