The Fruitlands Museum was founded, expanded, and curated by Clara Endicott Sears, a member of a wealthy Boston family and among the best known and most accomplished of Harvard’s summer residents.

Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. Alcott founded Fruitlands, a transcendental experiment in communal living.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott lived in the town of Harvard, for a short time. She moved from Concord, Mass., to Harvard in 1843 where she lived with her family until 1844.