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    Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, New England

    Louisa May Alcott's "Orchard" Home - Concord, MA. This is the desk where Louisa wrote Little Women :)

    Spend a day with us at the MET on March 9th Explore the Metropolitan’s special exhibit Matisse: In Search of True Painting. (day trip)

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Register by February 17, 2015! Built to evoke a 15th-century Venetian palace, the Gardner Museum provides an atmospheric setting for Isabella Stewart Gardner’s art collection of more than 2,500 objects—from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world and 19th-century France and America. Enjoy a guided tour of this museum and its recent addition with lunch at the museum’s café.

    Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum: Three Centuries of Christmas. Register by November 30! Experience three centuries of Christmas in fascinating detail and see how the American holiday season has evolved since the 18th century. Located in the heart of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield provides the quintessential New England holiday experience.

    The Springfield Museums Travel Program is spending the week barging in Holland. In addition to sight-seeing, the group is plein air painting with artist Doug Gillette.

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 we will travel to Clinton MA to visit the Museum of Russian Icons and the Gallery of African Art

    Miss Florence Griswold’s boardinghouse in the village of Old Lyme, Connecticut was the setting for one of the largest and most significant art colonies in America. Enjoy a guided tour of the Florence Griswold Museum featuring the restored late-Georgian-style boardinghouse, gardens and the changing exhibits and discover how Connecticut played a pivotal role in the vanguard of the Tonalist and Impressionist movements. Lunch at the Old Lyme Inn is included.

    NYC Weekend: Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis at the Frick Museum - November 8 & 9, 2013

    Fruitlands, Harvard, MA, National Historic Landmark, Photo: Dave Lemieux: This New England farmhouse was home to Bronson Alcott's "New Eden" experiment in communal living. Alcott, a leader in education reform, Transcendentalist & social philosopher, persuaded 15 others (including his family of six, including daughter Louisa May) to join in June 1843. They ate only fruits & vegetables, drank only water & wore only linen clothing. They left after several months & the Alcotts departed in Jan 18...

    Jupiter Coast, Florida - Lighthouses "Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."----Louisa May Alcott www.judithdcollin...

    At the Clark Institute, tour the special exhibit Van Gogh and Nature, featuring 53 works by Van Gogh from museums and private collections around the world.

    Louisa May Alcott - "I love luxury, but freedom and independence better"

    March 9th and explore the Metropolitan’s special exhibit Matisse: In Search of True Painting. (day trip)

    Explore the spectacular new wing at the MFA Boston and view the special exhibit British Royal Portraits with us on Saturday, May 19th.

    “Love is a flower that grows in any soil, works its sweet miracles undaunted by autumn frost or winter snow, blooming fair and fragrant all the year, and blessing those who give and those who receive.” ― Louisa May Alcott

    A trip to Orchard House blends a feeling of visiting old friends with a trip in time.