Thursday, July 02, 2015

Uncle Tom's Cabin Historical Site!

I am sharing my experience of traveling in Canada.

I went to the town of Dresden, Ontario. It's about 76 miles from Detroit. I was traveling the Highway 401 towards London. I saw the sign that said Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site. 

I couldn't help but go and visit this.

It's a part of Civil Rights History.

The Henson estate. Josiah Henson, a former slave, author, abolitionist, and minister, who, through his 1849 autobiography The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself, was the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's title character in her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.[

The 5-acre (20,000 m2) complex is part of the original 200 acres (0.81 km2) of land purchased in 1841 to establish the Dawn Settlement, a community for escaped slaves.

The original Henson cabin was located on a different location nearby and opened as a museum in the 1940s by an area farmer, William Chapple.

The house was moved to the existing location in 1964 by J.D. Thomson, and subsequently was owned and operated by Kent County, Ontario and then the St. Clair Parkway Commission. Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site has been owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust since 2005.

Henson Family Cemetery is located on the site. The original cabin was moved slightly for the museum and interactive centre. 

I show some pictures and also posted my first YouTube video in five years.

Have you read the epic novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by American writer Harriett Beecher Stowe?

Have you visited the National Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati?

Have you read about Mother Moses?

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