Famous Maryland Cabin Did Not Belong to 'Uncle Tom'

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, have spent $2 million to acquire and maintain a two-story colonial home and log cabin formerly believed to be the residence of Josiah Henson, the model for the protagonist in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." As it turns out, officials had it wrong and Henson never lived in that cabin. We talk with David Rotenstein, who served on the county's Historic Preservation Commission at the time of the purchase.


David Rotenstein

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Arwa Gunja

Comments [2]

Sorry about that. Thanks for pointing it out.

Oct. 05 2010 01:39 PM
interested citizen

The photo shown on the show's website is not the subject of the story, but rather, Oakley Cabin, also located in Montgomery County.

Oct. 05 2010 01:21 PM

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