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Welcome to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center uses Stowe’s life and work to inspire YOU to change your world.

Stowe wrote the anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, in 1852. The world was never the same. Abolition became possible. Emancipation became law. But today, in the 21st century, inequity is everywhere. What would Stowe do? What will YOU do?

  • 2015 Stowe Prize winner's latest work

    Read Ta-Nehisi Coates' latest piece. A thoughtful and direct commentary on the Justice Department report on the Ferguson Police Department.

  • Speak Up For Arts & Culture

    State Funding for Stowe & Twain Houses Threatened

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Named 2015 Stowe Prize Winner

    Award to be presented at 5th Annual Big Tent Jubilee, June 4, 2015

  • 2014 Stowe Center Year in Review

    And what a year it has been! Check out what we have been up to.

  • Stowe Center Kudos

    Hartford Courant cites Stowe Center as a model for programs encouraging civic engagement on contemporary social justice issues that connect to the work of author and activist Harriet Beecher Stowe.

  • Stowe Center Honored With IMLS Award

    $150,000 Museums for America grant to plan and design a new, audience-driven experience in the Stowe House.

  • Stowe & Twain Share Honors

    CTM Media Group awards "Best Destination Brochure" to our Stowe-Twain print piece

  • State of Connecticut invests in the Stowe Center

    Breaking News: $650,000 grant approved July 25, 2014 at State Bond Commission hearing,

  • FREE Tours for Hartford Residents!

    Hartford residents tour the Stowe House for free -- every day of the week! Extended through December 31, 2015 Thanks to the City of Hartford Arts & Heritage Job Grants Program, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor.

  • Visit both Stowe and Mark Twain in one tour!

    Experience the lives of Hartford's most famous writers - and next door neighbors.

  • The Family Tour - every weekend!

    Lots to see and do for a family weekend ! The Family Tour, Craft activities, Uncle Tom's Cabin exhibit, and more.

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  • Monday, March 2, 2015

    #WomensHistoryMonth at the Stowe Center

    As declared by the federal government in 1987, March marks Women's History Month. The honorary month stands to highlight the roles and contributions of women in the scope of American and world history...
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  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    #SalonsatStowe: Ways to Get Involved and Continue the Conversation

    The Color of Justice  Last week, the Stowe Center and Mark Twain House & Museum presented The Color of Justice, a facilitated program and film on racial disparities in juvenile justice. More Inform...
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  • Thursday, February 19, 2015

    #SalonsatStowe: Meet the featured guests

    Tonight, the Stowe Center and Mark Twain House & Museum will present The Color of Justice, a film screening and discussion on racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. Leading the program...
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