Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House

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General Interests

Docent (Tour Guide)

Volunteers are trained to deliver tours focusing on the history of the House and the legacy of Harriet.

Tours are aimed at the general public, which includes adults and sometimes children

Event assistance

This role assists with set-up and clean-up for events.  It may include our own speaker series or rentals by other organizations or individuals.  It may also entail outreach activities in the community.

Schools Learning Facilitator

Facilitate or assist during school field trips, homeschool group visits, and outreach activities in schools and community centers. 

Program Committee

The program committee meets to suggest program ideas and works to secure speakers and other presenters.  

It currently meets on the Second Monday, 5:30, every other month.

Fundraising/Development Committee

The Development Committee organizes and implements ideas and policies related to fundraising activities.  It currently meets evenings on the first Wednesday, every other month.  

Historical Research

Conduct research and writing on a topic related to the House or the people associated with the House.


Work performed within this group relates to a wide range of assignments in the provision of staff support to the internal operations and projects of the organization, including office assistance.


Provides assistance with operations of the House.  It could include maintenance, simply repair work, gardening, and other yardwork.  

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Mission Statement

To sustain the legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher family home in Cincinnati, Ohio


We commit ourselves to:

  • Facilitating historical exploration
  • Raising awareness and stirring passion for positive change
  • Supporting dialogue about social issues related to that legacy