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.   

WHO:
Montgomery County Planning Board

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

WHEN:
Thursday, January 5, 1 p.m.

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