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Harriet in Hartford

11 Jul

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On our way west from Mystic, CT, my family graciously agreed to stop in Hartford for the sake of the blog.  What’s in Hartford, you ask?  The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and house.

HBS house 2

Sadly, we arrived just as a tour of the home was leaving.  Our schedule was not going to permit us to wait for the next tour, so the docent encouraged us to walk on the grounds and take the self-guided garden tour.  After a quick peek at the Visitor’s Center and gift shop we ambled through Stowe’s garden.HBS house

Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin while residing in Maine, but she lived in this home from 1873 until her death in 1896.HBS house 5

As we walked around the home, I kept thinking of the center’s motto:
“Her words changed the world.”

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Our visit to Hartford was spontaneous.  Other than reading a couple of sentences in a travel brochure, I didn’t know anything about the Center until we arrived.  If you are going to be in Hartford, I’d encourage you to learn more about the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and the tours they offer by checking out their website.

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3 Comments

Posted by on July 11, 2013 in Uncle Tom's Cabin

 

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3 responses to “Harriet in Hartford

  1. classicsjournal

    July 11, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Thanks for sharing your pictures! It’s always inspiring to see where Classic authors lived. 🙂

     
    • Christine

      July 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      You are welcome. It was pretty nifty to see her home.

       

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