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, July 31, 2014

The change YOU will make

The Stowe Center is undergoing the process of reinterpretation, the exciting re-imagining of the visitor experience in the Stowe House. While prototyping some ideas and experiences yesterday, we asked a group of teenagers to consider: "What kind of change would you like to make in the world?" We asked them to write or draw their responses on a table in Stowe's kitchen, while reflecting on her impact and their experience in the house. One 14-year-old boy from Hartford said:

And so we ask you: "What kind of change would you like to make in the world?" We hope you will share your plans for change below!

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