Hartford, Harriett Beecher Stowe Center – Interpreting Sexuality in Early 20th-century New England
March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
The Stowe Center is excited to share for the first-time new research on Katharine Seymour Day (1870-1964), the great-niece of Harriet Beecher Stowe and the founding preservationist of the Stowe Center, during our upcoming lunchtime lecture, Understanding Katharine S. Day’s Identity: Interpreting Sexuality in Early 20th-century New England. Four Case Studies in LGBTQIA+ History. Registration is currently open.
Join four panelists representing four distinct New England historic sites–The Stowe Center, the Palmer-Warner House, the Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum, and the Gibson House Museum— as they consider best practice for historic sites interpreting apparent LGBTQIA+ relationships involving people who did not self-identify. How can museums design responsible guidelines for historical storytelling that encompass the complexity of suppressed and hidden histories—as well as the wishes of the subjects?
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