Explore an old classic with the Amherst Historical Society! Join us monthly for a casual bookclub and leading up to and beyond the release of the new movie, Little Women (2019). Snack on refreshments while revisiting the world of Louisa May Alcott’s enduring exploration of coming-of-age, sisterhood, and purpose in a family apart and an era of war. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to discuss a favorite or least favorite scene and character. Readers of all ages and experiences are welcome and encouraged to come! Whether the stories of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March are new to you or Little Women is a thumbed-through classic in your home, you are sure to find something new. Our first Little Women Bookclub will be held on Thursday, October 24th from 5-7pm. This first meeting we will focus on the first volume of the book, as well as put a spotlight on a little of the history of women and families like the March family in the 19th century. Did you know that the Strong House used to have its own version of the March family? The Emersons were a family of women who lived in the Strong House in the latter half of the 19th century into the 20th, with their own set of adventures and adversities in Amherst. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get an idea of how many refreshments to provide!