Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Louisa May Alcott has a Connection to Syracuse

Most people know Louisa May Alcott for her best-selling novel, "Little Women", but most people don't realize that she has a connection to Syracuse. Her uncle lived on James St., and she visited him several times during the 1800's.

The Onondaga Historical Association is featuring an exhibit that shows pictures of the places that the Alcott family spent most of their time in Syracuse. The exhibit also features letters written by people during the Civil War, which draws parallels to what happened in "Little Women."

"Apparently it's been very popular," the museum's curator of history, Dennis Connors, said. "A lot of people don't know that Louisa May Alcott had these ties back to Syracuse."

The "Little Women" exhibit will be on display for the rest of this month.

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