Meet Harriet: The Life and Legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe

A Virtual Discussion on Sunday, March 14th


Blue Star Families of Dayton and Jacksonville cordially invite you to attend a Sunday afternoon virtual discussion on the life and legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe.


Join Christina Hartlieb, Executive Director of Cincinnati's Harriet Beecher Stowe House, and Sandy Arpen, President of the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society located on the St. John's River in Jacksonville, who will share insight into Harriet Beecher Stowe's life.

Christina will explain how Harriet’s 18 years living in Cincinnati – a border city – enabled her to write the popular and important anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. **All who attend will receive a copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin (AND be entered to receive a one-year membership or museum sponsorship in their name to one of the two museums listed above).

Sandy will share information about the impact Harriet had on the community of Mandarin and on the state of Florida during her 17 years of “wintering” in Mandarin - after the Civil War, from 1867 to 1884. She has often been called an early “snowbird.” There is some truth to that, because she did love the climate, natural beauty, and slow pace of winters in Florida. However, Harriet had a mission - a mission to bring northern thought and values into the reformative process in the South. She fulfilled that mission in many ways, which will also be discussed.

We hope to "see" you there!

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