Free Tours & Family Activities Martin Luther King Day

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The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will open its doors free of charge on January 19, 2015 in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Free tours will be offered all day, 9:30 AM to 4 PM.  Visitors are encouraged to bring new bath towels to be collected by the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut and distributed to local homeless shelters. At noon, join us in a public bell ringing, "Let Freedom Ring: Choose Non-Violence," in commemoration of the life and work of Dr. King.

A visit to the Stowe Center provides an intimate glimpse into the life and impact of the author of the groundbreaking anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. The whole family will be inspired by the woman whose words changed the world. 

Stop in the Visitor Center to see special exhibits "Who is Uncle Tom?" and "A Moral Battle Cry for Freedom."  Before or after your tour, join in making a "Chain of Change" or shop the Museum Store for unique books and gifts for both children and adults.

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s most famous work, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, set off an international outcry for abolishing slavery and was a building block to the Civil War.  The Stowe Center presents provocative tours and programs exploring the drama of our country’s continuing struggle with the legacy of slavery – and the meaning of emancipation for people today.