John Brown House Museum, Providence

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  • Beautiful period home and surrounding area. I never realized the major roll slavery had in Rhode Island's development, and particularly with the prestigious Brown University. Never meet your heroes. 
    Beautiful period home and surrounding area. I never realized the major roll slavery had in Rhode Island's development, and particularly with the prestigious Brown University. Never meet your heroes.  more »
  • Thought provoking museum about John Brown and his family, and their role in the slave trade, which was much more prominent in New England than I imagined. I especially loved the decorative platter... 
    Thought provoking museum about John Brown and his family, and their role in the slave trade, which was much more prominent in New England than I imagined. I especially loved the decorative platter...  more »
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  • I unexpectedly enjoyed the John Brown House Museum. As a Black female, I ignorantly believed that I would feel uncomfortable or unwelcome. So far from the truth. It was fun reading the plaques under each exhibit and analyzing how those times connnected to the present or my own life. My favorite part was the section on John Brown's involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. I also thoroughly enjoyed the conversations the staff and I engaged in. They were able to answer any question I asked and extremely open to feedback on how they could continue to make the museum culturally appropriate for all. I recommend everyone visit this site.
  • It is free today! There are 3 floors in the house and big garden! Nice visit!

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