The Trouble Begins: Stowe’s ‘Pets of the Parlor’: Domesticated Birds and Animal Rights in Nook Farm

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November 29, 2018 • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This event has been rescheduled to THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, because of bad weather forecast for Thursday, November 15.

Dr. Catherine Burton, Program Manager for School and Writing Programs for The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, talks about “Stowe’s ‘Pets of the Parlor’: Domesticated Birds and Animal Rights in Nook Farm.”

The Mark Twain House & Museum is collaborating with its next-door neighbor, The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, for the Autumn and Winter program of its popular scholarly lecture series, The Trouble Begins at 5:30. The lectures will explore different aspects of the history of Nook Farm, the name for Stowe and Twain’s interconnected community of writers, politicians, and activists, who lived in Hartford at the end of the nineteenth-century. Lectures will explore co-authored novels, the preservation of the neighborhood in the twentieth century, animal rights in Nook Farm, and a day in the life of a middle-class Hartford woman of the era.

The evening begins with a reception with light refreshments at 5 p.m.


While this is a free event, we encourage a $5 donation to help offset the cost. Reservations are highly recommended.


The Trouble Begins lecture series is presented in part with support from The Center for Mark Twain Studies in Elmira, NY.




November 29, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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