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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Thursday, May 22, 2014

What would YOU ask Harriet Beecher Stowe?

As the Stowe Center prepares for the reinterpretation of the Stowe House, a re-imagining of the visitor experience in Stowe's Hartford home, we have been doing lots of audience research. We recently posted the question "What would you ask Stowe?" on the chalkboard in the discussion room in the Stowe House and have been encouraging visitors to leave their questions. Earlier this week, a visitor left a note that they would ask "How was it to contribute to feminism?"

If Stowe were alive today and you could ask her one question, would would it be? Share your question for her in the comments section below, or better yet...come down to the Stowe Center for a tour and leave your question on the chalkboard! Your questions will help inform us as we re-imagine the future of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. 

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