Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
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- Your state humanities council has a list of scholars who have experience with public programming.
- The Organization of American Historians also offers a speakers bureau (for a fee) dedicated to American history. Visit http://lectures.oah.org/about/ for details.
- Visit the National Directory of Chautauqua Performers for a list of people who interpret historical figures (such as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau) in costume:
- Valerie E. Weich performs living history portrayals of Louisa May Alcott. Her presentation covers topics such as: the Alcott family’s involvement with the Transcendental philosophical movement; Bronson Alcott’s progressive ideas about education; the Civil War and Louisa May Alcott’s service as an army nurse; slavery and the Abolitionist movement; the role of women in the nineteenth century; and more. Please contact Valerie Weich at 626-683-7038 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss her program in detail.
- Jan Turnquist also performs living history portrayals of Louisa May Alcott. Audience members learn about Alcott and her unconventional family and gain insight into important nineteenth-century issues. For additional details, visit http://www.janturnquist.com/