Sunday, September 18, 2011
It was a kickoff of Alcott series this fall.
Dozens of little women, and a handful of men, turned out for the "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind the Little Women" presentation at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm on Sunday. The program was part of a series of events celebrating Alcott's life, in partnership with the Rochester Hills Public Library. Michele Dunham, museum education and program coordinator, kicked off the event with a presentation of what life was like when Alcott was alive. Dunham acknowledged many similarities between the life of Sarah Van Hoosen and Alcott, which the audience found intriguing. After Dunham wrapped up her presentation, Tim Twiss, a Highland musician, played his banjo in front of the crowd. "I am going to play some music I am certain …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
What's going on this weekend in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township.
Happy halfway-to-the-weekend day! We are coming around the corner to the weekend, so let's start planning. On Monday, we rold you about "The Sound of Music." On Tuesday, it was all about the Brooksie Way Practice Run/Walk and the Rochester Rotary 5K/10K to Benefit the Community Kitchen. Our pick for today: The Louisa May Alcott Kickoff at the Rochester Hills Museum. Come back to Rochester Patch tomorrow for more weekend-things-to-do options. Or, visit our Events guide here.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Louisa May Alcott series begins Sept. 18.
Lovers of history and literature alike are in for a treat this month when the Rochester Hills Public Library and the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm present “Louisa May Alcott: Through Her Eyes,” a program about the life and times of the beloved American writer, known for her most popular novel, Little Women. The family-friendly event will include a presentation about the history of Rochester and what life was like in the community during the 19th century when Alcott lived, as well as musical entertainment by banjo player Tim Twiss and a special guest who will present Alcott in character and dress. As noted in a press release issued by the library, the Sept. 18 program is the first in a series that will explore Alcott’s life. …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Author of "Little Women" will be focus of series of programs this fall.
"Touched to the heart, Mrs. March could only stretch out her arms, as if to gather children and grandchildren to herself, and say, with face and voice full of motherly love, gratitude, and humility — 'Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this!' " And so ends what is perhaps one of the most beloved American novels of all time, a novel that Louisa May Alcott based, in part, on her own life. And now, this life, partly described in the pages of Little Women, will be studied and appreciated by readers in the Rochester area. The Rochester Hills Public Library is one of 30 libraries across the country chosen to receive a grant that will explore the life and writings of Alcott this fall. Sponsored …