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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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Museums Advocacy Day 2014

As followers and supporters of the Stowe Center, you recognize the importance of museums as historic and cultural sites, institutions of learning, program centers, and community anchors. Next week, February 24-25, supporters like you will travel to Washington, D.C. to team up with museum professionals and advocate for federal support of museums as part of Museums Advocacy Day 2014. Read below for more information about the American Alliance of Museums' Museums Advocacy Day and how you can get involved. Even if you cannot travel to D.C., we hope you will post on Facebook, send a tweet, or share with friends the value you see in museums. We also encourage you to contact your legislators to express your support of institutions like the Stowe Center!

Museums Advocacy Day 2014 Support and Benefits
On Feb. 24–25, museum supporters from around the country will gather in Washington, DC, to bring a unified message to Congress about why museums are essential and how federal policies affect museums. Museums Advocacy Day is made possible through the support and participation of museum service organizations, graduate programs, museums, individuals and corporate supporters.  

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