Celebrate 'Little Women' with historical society tea

  • Actress and historian Leslie Goddard will portray "Little Women" author Louisa May Alcott at a tea Feb. 23 at the Mount Prospect Historical Society.

    Actress and historian Leslie Goddard will portray "Little Women" author Louisa May Alcott at a tea Feb. 23 at the Mount Prospect Historical Society. Daily Herald File Photo

 
Submitted by Mount Prospect Historical Society

The Mount Prospect Historical Society invites you to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the classic book "Little Women" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Mount Prospect's original one-room schoolhouse, Central School, 103 S. Maple.

Mothers, daughters, grandmas, aunts and besties are invited to enjoy an afternoon tea with Louisa May Alcott, portrayed by historical interpreter Leslie Goddard.

"We are pleased to welcome award-winning living history actress Leslie Goddard to our campus for this year's book discussion," says Michele Runde, co-chair of the Society's Living History Committee.

"Generations of readers have loved Alcott's classic story. What a delightful way to learn more about it and her at this multigenerational event."

Participants will sip tea and enjoy light refreshments as Goddard portrays the author and tells stories of her childhood in poverty, her struggles to succeed as a writer and how "Little Women" came to be.

"It's my life's work to bring memorable women from the past alive and to tell historical stories so that lessons from the past are more meaningful and powerful," Goddard says.

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Tickets are $8 per person and registration is requested, as space is limited. To register, visit the Mount Prospect Historical Society website at www.mtphist.org to pay through PayPal or call (847) 392-9006.

About the society

The Mount Prospect Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to preserving the history of Mount Prospect through artifacts, photographs and both oral and written memories of current and former residents and businesspeople.

On its campus in the heart of the village, the society maintains the 1906 Dietrich Friedrichs house museum, carriage house, the ADA-accessible Dolores Haugh Education Center and the 1896 one-room Central School, which was moved to the museum campus in 2008.

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