Housewarming Weekend
Jul. 19 2024 - Jul. 21 2024
Harriet Beecher Stowe House 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, USA Open in Google Map
Ribbon cutting ceremony kicks off the weekend at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 19

This house bears witness to generations joining their voices for truth in the nation’s struggle toward freedom and humanity for all.

Re-discover the Harriet Beecher Stowe House with Two Eras of Interpretation Restored:
1840: Abolitionist author Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in Cincinnati as a young teacher and mother, preparing to write the world-changing anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
1940: African-American proprietor Irene Bacon managed the house as the Edgemont Inn—a boarding house, community gathering space and tavern listed in the Green Book.

Friday, July 19th – “Generations Unite”
10 a.m. – Ribbon cutting ceremony, speakers and refreshments from blaCk Coffee Lounge and Aunt Flora’s Cobblers.
Open House tours until 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 20th – “Families Unite”
10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Open House tours
All day – sno cones, popcorn, crafts and activity stations under the big tent (coloring pages, friendship bracelets, Cincinnati Black History coloring book, outdoor exhibit scavenger hunt)
11 a.m. – “Summer of Song” children’s concert presented by Linton Music Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions
Noon-2pm – Face painting
1-2:30pm – Local author Kristy High – book readings, signing and sales

Sunday, July 21st – “Artists Unite”
Noon-4 p.m. – Open House Tours
Urban Sketchers Cincinnati pop-up art meetup
Guided tour and poetry workshop with MoPoetry Phillips
3 p.m.– Open Mic event​

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