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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Friday, October 4, 2013

A thought for the weekend...COURAGE

Visitors recently left this message of "Courage" and a portrait of Stowe on our chalk board in the Stowe House discussion space. What do you admire about Stowe's courage? How have you used her story to inspire yourself and others to action? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! 

A few weeks ago we shared our plans to reinterpret the Stowe House and reconsider the visitor experience in our post Reinterpretation: the exciting re-imagining of the Stowe House experience. In what ways could we relay the idea of Stowe's incredible courage in our house tour? We want to hear from you!

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