Capital Community Students Present Social Issue Panels About Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe
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December 12, 2018 • 3:00 pm - 4:15 pmFree
What relevance do Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and their Nook Farms neighbors have to our 21st century world? Find out on Wednesday, December 12, 3 p.m., when students and their teachers will talk about the connections they see between the writings of Nook Farm residents on issues of social justice and the issues we face today.
This is the fourth year that Capital Community College, The Mark Twain House & Museum, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center have been offering the hybrid literature course held at the homes of Twain and Stowe.
“Teaching in these museums opens up a whole world of exploration for the students,” said Dr. Jeffrey Partridge, Capital’s department chairman of humanities. “They get to explore the houses, special exhibits, archives, and the whole Nook Farm neighborhood. We are guided by expert staff at both museums, and are so grateful for this partnership.”
On December 12, Dr. James Golden, Twain’s director of education and students discuss democracy and Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court. Dr. Katie Burton, of the Stowe Center, will talk with students about women’s issues, based on The Woman Question, an essay by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Dr. Jeffrey Partridge and his students will discuss Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the legacy of slavery.
The sessions are open to the public and will be held in the Lincoln Financial Auditorium at The Mark Twain House & Museum.
Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign.