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, January 24, 2014

Today is National Compliment Day!

0a333Did you know that today is National Compliment Day? Started in 1998 by Kathy Chamberlin (Hopkinton, NH) and Debby Hoffman (Concord, NH), it "is an “unofficial” holiday that is celebrated by offering sincere compliments to people you know and those you may just be meeting."

So on this National Compliment Day, we salute YOU, our faithful followers and activists, and congratulate you on the many things you do to make this world a better place and your work to create positive change. We appreciate your support of the Stowe Center and our mission, and value that you are being "the change you wish to see in the world."

Keep up the great work and reward yourself with a peanut butter sandwich (it's also National Peanut Butter Day!).

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