Jan Turnquist is a portrayer of Louisa May Alcott and the Executive Director of Orchard House, the Alcott’s home in Concord, MA. She brings both to life in our interview with her for this episode of the podcast.
Life Preservers Podcast
Life Preservers Podcast: Episode 6 – Amateur Historians Pt. 2
In Part 2 of of our series on “Amateurs”, hear the rest of our interview with Historian John Morrison as he describes how he came upon a fresh and revealing look on Ben Franklin, and his connection to Boston, while doing research as volunteer tour guide for Boston by Foot.
Life Preservers Podcast: Episode 5 – “Amateur Historian”
Old Houses and Puritan Contentions A special Waltham childhood in an unusual house sparks a love of history and research and…what is the connection between a fiery Puritan and the United States constitution? Hear it all on this month’s “Life Preservers” podcast.
Life Preservers Podcast: Episode 4 – Beach Listening
Hooked on podcasts? So are we. We listen at the gym, while travelling, at home, and even relaxing on the beach. For our summer episode of Life Preservers podcast, we’ve chosen 7 off-the-beaten-path podcasts that entertain us, teach us new and useful things, and pique our desire to learn more . Old movies? Ben Franklin? “Hamilton[Read More]
Life Preservers Podcast–Episode 3: An Interview with Francie King
A responsibility not “accepted blithely.” Join us as Francie King of History Keep describes her work with personal history clients, drawing on her years of journalism experience. You’ll also encounter treasured letters, Revolutionary War re-enactors, and a magnificent mother as we enter Part 3 of our journey to find the personal stories of personal historians.[Read More]
Life Preservers Podcast – Episode 2: An interview with Leah Abrahams
What do Georges Briard, Gertrude Stein, and a Lutheran fraternal organization have in common? Find out when you listen to our interview with Leah Broyde Abrahams, personal historian. As a subject in our series on getting to know personal historians, Leah describes the path she took to become one, what she has learned, and some insights on why creating[Read More]
Life Preservers Podcast: Episode 1 – An Interview with Marcia Orland
Welcome to the first episode of our new podcast! Each episode of Life Preservers: A Personal History Podcast will feature interviews designed to help you think about personal history–what it is, how to do it, why to do it, and how personal histories create a correspondence with the future. In addition to the interviews, we’ll point[Read More]