Monday, September 8, 2014

Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Massachusetts

On Saturday I went to Concord, Massachusetts. It's one of my favorite places to visit because Louisa May Alcott lived there. She's my favorite author and I've had the pleasure of meeting her twice. Since I last visited Orchard House not too long ago, we skipped visiting there this time. It looked very crowded. We went down the street to Ralph Waldo Emerson's home. 
Me at Ralph Waldo Emerson's home
H e was a great thinker and writer in the 19th century. He was also one of the founders of the Transcendental Club which formed the basis on the Transcendental movement, of which the Alcotts were a part of. You can read more about that later.

It was TOO hot and too expensive to go inside this time so we made our away across the street to the Concord Museum. (It's modern and air conditioned).

Me in front of the Concord Museum
They even have a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin and garden. He was another big thinker and writer of the 19th century. He's best known for going to live in the woods and writing about it.
At Thoreau's house

In Thoreau's garden

The collections share the history of Concord from Indian times to the Revolutionary War, the reform movement of the 19th century and more! They had a fun scavenger hunt for me to do and other children's activities.
Museum scavenger hunt

Our final stop of the day was Sleepy Hollow Cemetery where all the famous Concord authors are buried. I put a pencil on Louisa's grave and wandered around a bit to see the other famous authors. One of my other favorite authors, Margaret Sidney aka Harriet Lothrop is also buried there! Next time I will bring another pencil just for her. I love the Five Little Peppers series.
Laying a pencil on Louisa's grave

You can read more about my trip and see more photos in my photo album
You can read the captions on the regular share album  or view the slideshow:



Hi, I'm Susanna! Welcome to my blog. I'm a modern girl who has adventures in time. I like to visit different historical people and places. Sometimes I let my (human) guardian come along too. I've traveled all over southern New England so far and even as far away as eastern Pennsylvania! Keep checking my blog to see where I will pop up. 

17th century kitchen garden - Roger Williams National Memorial, Providence, RI

A little bit more about me (the long version):
I was born in Baldwinsville, New York inside a factory that made dolls for the German company Götz (Little Sisters). I then lived in an orphanage in Connecticut. It was dark and boring there and I slept much of the time. I think I was known as Tess back then, for some reason because that is not my name. There was a girl named Lily who lived there too. Finally, I was chosen and came to live with my guardian. My real name is Susanna Mary Allin, named after my ancestor Susanna who lived in the 1640s in my very own neighborhood. I have lots of friends from different time periods and sometimes I have visitors who come to stay and I take them time traveling too. 

Me with my puppy Little Bear in present day

To answer your question, no I am not like the Travelocity gnome. I'm a valued family member and my guardian wouldn't let me fall off cliffs or whatever. I'm more like Flat Stanley only I can't mail myself anywhere until I can afford to pay for it. That's what my guardian says anyway. I'm working on her. I do have a flat counterpart and you may see her somewhere on this blog at some point, too.