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Tea With Harriet

Date/Time
05/18/17
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
63 Federal Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
United States

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Bowdoin College is proud to present Tea With Harriet, a monthly tea and conversation series about the life and legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe. This event is held the third Thursday of each month, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m., at 63 Federal Street, in the home where Harriet Beecher Stowe lived (1850-1852). It was there that Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabinduring the time her husband, Calvin, a Bowdoin graduate, was asked to return to the College as a professor of religion.

May 18– The Many Lives of Harriet’s House at 63 Federal Street. Bowdoin College is proud to present Tea With Harriet, a monthly tea and conversation series about the life and legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe. “ Harriet’s House” has gone through many incarnations since she lived and wrote here in the mid-1800s. This Tea will focus on some of its history from the drafty home she rented with its smoky chimneys and leaky cistern, to its lavish renovation undertaken right after she left. Learn about its subsequent lives as gift shop, inn, pub, and restaurant; and the recent renovation by Bowdoin College which allows it to be open to the public today. Katie Randall, Bowdoin Graduate ’16, will be the Guest Speaker. While a student at Bowdoin, Katie created a photo essay of the renovation process, called “Evolution of a Landmark” which outlines the process.  Tea and light refreshments will be provided. This event is held the third Thursday of each month, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m., at 63 Federal Street, in the home where Harriet Beecher Stowe lived (1850-1852). For more informaton, call 207- 721-5059.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Tea and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 207- 721-5059.

 

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Tea With Harriet

Date/Time
05/18/17
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
63 Federal Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
United States

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Tea With Harriet: August 17, 2017

Bowdoin College is proud to present a monthly entertaining lecture series on the life and letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe. The event is held each third Thursday of the month from 1-2:30 pm at 63 Federal Street, the home of Harriet and Calvin Stowe and their children from 1850-52. The theme of the August Tea will be a series of stories, recreating the summer of 1882, when the lives of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Ward Beecher, Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, Austin Dickinson, and Martin Johnson Heade all intertwined in unusual ways. Due to the immense popularity of this program, reservations are now required and seats are filled on a first-come, first served basis. Please call 207-725-3155 to leave your name and the number of seats needed.

Stowe House guide Cathi Belcher will read some witty excerpts from The American Woman’s Home, a domestic science book Stowe co-authored with her sister, Catharine. Readings include excerpts from chapters such as “Good Temper in the Housekeeper,” “The Healthful Home,” “The Management of Young Children,” “Care of the Homeless, the Helpless and the Vicious” and others.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Tea and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 207- 721-5059.

 

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