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Harriet Beecher Stowe Dinner Theater

May 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Marion County Historical Society, Inc. presents:

Harriet Beecher Stowe (portrayed by Patty Cooper)

Harriet believed her purpose in life was to write. She wrote over thirty books but her most famous work  “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” exposed the truth about the greatest social injustice of her day – human slavery.

“I wrote what I did because as a woman, as a mother, I was oppressed and broken-hearted with the sorrows and injustice I saw, because as a Christian I felt the dishonor to Christianity –  because as a lover of my county, I trembled at the coming day of wrath.”
 After the Civil War, the Stowes  moved to Florida.  The Beechers and the Stowes knew that racial equality required more than legislation; it also required education. Stowe’s brother Charles Beecher (1815-1900) opened a Florida school to teach emancipated people, and he urged Calvin and Harriet Stowe to join him.

The dinner theater will be hosted by Central United Methodist Church at 301 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont.

Doors open at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6:15

MCHS Members: $22.00 Non-Members: $25.00
(Tickets must be purchased by May 14th )

Ticket can be purchased  Mon – Sat between 10 am – 2 pm  at the Marion County Museum (211 Adams Street) or by mailing a check to MCHS, PO Box 1636, Fairmont, WV 26555
Questions: Call 304-367-5398 or e-mail: marionhistorical@yahoo.com

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Date:
May 17, 2014
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm