Spirits at Stowe: An Otherworldly Tour
Did you know that Harriet Beecher Stowe attended séances and visited mediums to communicate with departed family members? Like many 19th-century Americans, she had an open mind about connecting with those who were no longer living.
Explore Stowe’s involvement with the paranormal and learn about investigations by the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters at “Spirits at Stowe: An Otherworldly Tour” every Friday and Saturday in October and October 31, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 pm. and 8:30 p.m.
Stowe’s interest in spiritualism helped to ease the pain of losing four of seven children during her lifetime. The paranormal occasionally showed up in her writing as well; she included a ghost story in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, her most famous work written in 1852.
During the “Spirits at Stowe” tour, an interpreter will share stories about the famous author and describe unexplained events from past and present, all conducted in the dark by flashlight.
Visitors will learn about the five reported deaths in the 1871 Gothic Revival home in which she lived for 23 years. Stowe herself died in an upstairs bedroom in 1897 at age 86.