BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Mayor Marty Walsh has declared December 18, 2019 "Little Women Day" in Boston in anticipation of the latest iteration of the film coming out on Christmas Day.
The novel that inspired the film was written by Louisa May Alcott at the Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts. To promote the film, there was a city-wide scavenger hunt inspired by elements in the story that spanned throughout Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and Downtown Boston.
The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau put the scavenger hunt together with the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Film Office, and other organizations in the state.
The Massachusetts Film Office also released a map guiding film buffs to spots around the Commonwealth that are featured in the film.
The day's celebrations also included a Louisa May Alcott impersonator. Jan Turnquist, the Executive Director of the Orchard House in Concord, dressed in costume as Alcott and spoke at the William Hickling Prescott House, where Little Women scenes were shot.
Then, Turnquist moved on to the the Gibson House Museum—also seen in the movie—where she spoke about Alcott's writing and personal life.