Planning Board to Decide on Purchase of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site, January 5

January 3, 2006

SILVER SPRING, MD – Thursday, January 5, at 1 p.m., the Montgomery County Planning Board is scheduled to consider the purchase of the historic site and former home of Josiah Henson, a slave that served as Harriet Beecher Stowe’s model for her novel on slavery, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”   Originally a large farm, the one-acre property, including the cabin attached to an 18th century home and other historic structures, is located at 11420 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Maryland.   

Montgomery County Planning Board

Decision on whether to purchase the slave home portrayed in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

Thursday, January 5, 1 p.m.

M-NCPPC Auditorium
8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD