Sunday, September 25, 2011

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was an abolitionist and an author of over 20 novels including her most popular book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Born in Connecticut, she moved to Cincinnati in 1832 with her father Lyman Beecher when he accepted a position as president of Lane Theological Seminary. The family was anti-slavery and supporters of the Underground Railroad. It was here where she met her husband, Calvin Ellis Stowe and in Cincinnati and Kentucky where her and her husband saw first-hand the treatment of slaves and the struggles to become free. Harriet Beecher Stowe and her husband left Cincinnati in 1850 and moved to Brunswick, Maine. In 1852, she wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book that brought slavery to life for many people.

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is a national museum and focuses on the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Beecher family, the abolitionist movement, and the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House
2950 Gilbert Avenue, Walnut Hills

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