Jan Turnquist, Executive Director of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, has made her life about Louisa's legacy. Whether she is portraying Louisa May Alcott around the world, consulting on Little Women adaptations with A-list actors, or simply showing someone around the house museum, she brings the same level of commitment and enthusiasm for sharing Louisa May Alcott with others.
In this episode, Jan shares the story of how she started portraying Louisa May Alcott for the public and how it transformed her life. She also discusses working with Greta Gerwig, Maya Hawke, and Annie Leibovitz through her role at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. She discusses how connection is at the heart of her preservation work, and how individual stories about Louisa's influence have shaped her life.
Learn more about Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House at louisamayalcott.org