The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford recently hosted a lecture focused on how historians should approach possible LGBTQIA+ relationships and themes in the works of artists who did not self-identify. The discussion was prompted by new research about Harriet Beecher Stowe’s great niece, Katherine Seymour Day, and how her identity may have shaped her role as a women’s activist.  

Zydalis Bauer spoke with Amy Hufnagel, the Director of Programming at the Stowe Center, to learn more about how museums are handling the complex ethics surrounding untold Queer histories and interpreting the sexuality of women in the early 20th century.