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Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Little Women

Join us for a Coffee Talk performance with Nan Colton.

Louisa May Alcott – In 1866, when Louisa was 35 years old, her publisher, Thomas Niles, asked her to write “a girls’ story.” Louisa created the 492 pages of Little Women within three months at the desk her father built for her in her Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts. Abigail May, Louisa’s youngest sister, had artistic ambitions and a talent for drawing and painting. The 1868 success of Little Women allowed Abigail May to travel abroad and exhibit her work. Before her death during childbirth, Abigail stipulated her desire for her sister, Louisa, to raise her child. Abigail keenly felt that Louisa would love the child as if she were her own. Providing her spinster sister with a child was also the most extraordinary gift Abigail could think to give in gratitude for all the love and support Louisa had given her.

  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshments served in the Membership Garden
  • 10:30 am – 11 am Coffee Talk presentation by Nan Colton
  • 11:00 am Q&A followed by a docent tour


FREE for MFA members; Not-yet members are $22 for adults and $17 for seniors. 
Registration is required.


Sponsored by Westminster Communities of West Florida

Event Details

May 10, 2023

10–11:30 am

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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