1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
63 Federal Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
November 16 – The Pearl of Orrs Island and the Advent of Tourism in Harpswell. Harriet Beecher Stowe loved Harpswell. Her novel The Pearl of Orrs Island, written 10 years after she left Brusnwick, was so popular that it spurred an influx of visitors to the area, all hoping to find the homes (and possibly characters) described in the book. Guest Speaker Susan Beegel (Ph.D, Yale) will present a PowerPoint presentation, and discuss how The Pearl started a substantial tourism industry in Harpswell. Tea and light refreshments will be provided. This event is held the third Thursday of each month at 63 Federal Street, in the home where Harriet Beecher Stowe lived (1850-1852).
Because of this program’s popularity, we will be hosting two sessions of this talk: at 1 PM and 2:15, sharp. Reservations are required for both seatings. For more information, call 207- 721-5059, or 603-986-1333. We suggest you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the program to sample the tea offerings, and to find parking.
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.
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.
The event is free and open to the public.
Tea and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 207- 721-5059.