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, April 9, 2014

The Stowe Center salutes its volunteers!

National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

During this National Volunteer Week, the Stowe Center salutes its many volunteers who assist in programming, education, visitor services, collections, gardens, and special projects. Last year alone, our amazing team of more than 20 volunteers dedicated 1,500 hours to helping the Stowe Center realize its mission of using Stowe's story to inspire positive change. We owe a great deal to the men and women of all ages and backgrounds who choose to give their time, energy and passion to the Stowe Center!

How do you give back to your community? What will you do to make a difference this National Volunteer Week? If you are interested in volunteering at the Stowe Center, email Program Coordinator Brian Cofrancesco at volunteer@stowecenter.org

Stowe Center volunteers at the January 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Event

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