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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Monday, May 26, 2014

Saluting those who have served and serve our country

On this Memorial Day, the Stowe Center salutes those who have served and continue to serve our country. Stowe's own son, Frederick, fought in the army during the Civil War, sustaining injuries at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863; though injured, he re-enlisted and fought through 1864. We give our thanks to the brave men and women who have protected our freedoms here in the United States and across the world.

The Stowe Center is a proud to be a Blue Star Museum which offers free admission for active military and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.

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