Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine is completing work on renovations to the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe. The author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin lived in the home from 1850 to 1852 during which time she wrote the book that became the best-selling novel of the nineteenth century and a major inspiration for members of the abolitionist movement. When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862, the President is said to have remarked, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war.”
The home at 63 Federal Street in Brunswick will be used for office and meeting space for the college. A public room will serve as a museum to Stowe and her legacy.
Below is a brief video about the renovation project.