Volunteer Appreciation Event
February 22, 2015 (Sunday)
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
"I didn't know that!"
Daughters of the American Revolution Program
Presenter: Darlene West
March 21, 2015 (Saturday)
As a longtime resident of the Greater Cincinnati area, I have come to realize that we Cincinnatians tend to take our rich history for granted. There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t say to myself “I didn’t know that!” about some person, place, or special event that is important here in southwest Ohio. One of the most enthralling and significant persons, and the one that gets many of my “I didn’t know that!” comments is Harriet Beecher Stowe, a woman who impacted her country’s history more than most people realize. Join me as we learn many of those “I didn’t know that! “ facts about Harriet Beecher Stowe, her family, and their home.
Mrs. Darlene West is a retired school teacher, coach, and history buff (not an expert). As a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. West has served as the Regent of the Governor Othniel Looker Chapter in Harrison, Ohio. She has chaired the DAR Schools State Committee, the American History Committee for the State of Ohio, and serves as a Trustee for the Christian Waldschmidt Homestead in Camp Dennison, Ohio. With her involvement in the American History Committee came an interest in “Outstanding Women in American History”. Mrs. West has pursued a quest to learn about Ohio women who have impacted our local communities, our state, and our nation, and this has led to the program today.
Slavery by Another Name Film Screening and Discussion
April 19, 2015 (Sunday)
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Xavier University, Conaton Learning Commons
Presenting the fourth in a series of four documentary showings with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America, Xavier University History Department, partnering with the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, will offer a community discussion on Slavery by Another Name at Xavier University (Conaton Learning Commons, Northwest Corner of Dana and St. Francis Xavier Way) at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2015.
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. NEH has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to develop programmatic and support materials for the sites.
June 1, 2015 (Monday)
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Join us for a second annual Victorian Tea featuring costumed interpretation.
June 14, 2015 (Sunday)
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate Harriet Beecher Stowe's birthday at this family friendly event.
Semi-Colon Club: The Harriet Beecher Stowe House Book Club
During their time in Cincinnati, Harriet Beecher Stowe and her husband, Calvin Stowe, enjoyed sharing ideas and writing pieces for Cincinnati's Semi-Colon Club. Continue in this tradition by joining the Harriet Beecher Stowe House Book Club. All meetings take place at the house at 11 a.m.
Upcoming Books and Dates:
February 28, 2015
Frontiers of Freedom: Cincinnati's Black Community 1802-1860 by Nikki Taylor
April 25, 2015
An Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
June 27, 2015
Confederates In The Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz
August 22, 2015
Midnight Rising: John Brown and raid that sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz
October 24, 2015
The Longest Raid of the Civil War by Lester V. Horwitz
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