Welcome to the conversation!

Welcome to the conversation!

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

The Stowe Center is a 21st-century museum and program center using Stowe's story to inspire social justice and positive change.

The Salons at Stowe programs are a forum to connect the challenging issues (race, gender and class) that impelled Stowe to write and act with the contemporary face of those same issues. The Salon format is based on a robust level of audience participation, with the explicit goal of promoting civic engagement. Recent topics included: Teaching Acceptance; Is Prison the New Slavery; Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North; Creativity and Change; Race, Gender and Politics Today; How to be an Advocate

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Stowe Center school programs inspire students!

As our Salons do with the community, the Stowe Center's school programs inspire students to be civically engaged and work to create change just like Harriet Beecher Stowe. This past April and May, our museum educators led a multi-week after-school program at Batchelder School in Hartford in partnership with Organized Parents Make A Difference (OPMAD). One activity was to create a public service announcement about an issue important to you, and we were excited to see that one student's poster is proudly displayed in OPMAD's meeting room among their many awards and honors. This student wanted to raise awareness on bullying and speaking up for peace.

Are you an educator? A parent? An active citizen? If you'd like your local students to visit the Stowe Center and participate in an educational and inspirational program, or if you would like the Stowe Center to deliver a program at your school, please visit the School Programs page on our website to learn more. To book a program, please email SchoolPrograms@StoweCenter.org. The beginning of the school year is right around the corner and we hope to see your students at the Stowe Center!

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