The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will hold Free Open House Martin Luther King Day on January 20, 2020. All activities are FREE. All day we will be sowing seeds of love and learning while also exploring issues and ideas that continue to inform our collective ideas of justice and civility today. The Stowe Center will create an environment of inspiration all day with the hope that visitors will be motivated to action – write a love letter, take a tour, share a snack, and explore issues at the midday Salon at Lunch.
- Free house tours all day 11 am – 4 pm
HBSC will be offering two ways in which to experience the Harriet Beecher Stowe House including 30-minute guided tours from 11-1:30 pm and Explore at Your Own Pace (also known as self-guided tours) from 2-4 pm.
- Write a Love letter 11 am – 4 pm
Drop in the Dining Room of the Day House (for as short or long as you wish!) to write a love letter. All materials will be provided.
- Salon at Stowe 12 – 1 pm
Join Stowe Center Program Manager Katie Burton and Capital Community College students in the Visitor Center as they discuss current issues and topics of racial injustice and the legacy of King and Stowe. Bag lunch optional.
- Cornbread and Caffeine 11 am – 4 pm
Visitors are welcome to share a snack of MLK’s favorite food, cornbread, and sip some tea and coffee in the Day House. Come enjoy the architecture and community while supporting the Stowe Center’s mission of inspiring us to action.
- 2:45 – 4 PM
Discuss the film with Stowe Center staff and visitors.