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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?

  • Nell Bernstein talk for Thursday 11/20/14 cancelled

    Due to unavoidable circumstances, the event featuring Nell Bernstein is cancelled. All tickets will be honored at the (to be announced) re-scheduled date. Date will be announced in the near future.

  • Open for Tours Thanksgiving Weekend

    A great outing for families and visiting relatives.

  • 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

  • 2015 Stowe Prize

    Who is the 2015 Harriet Beecher Stowe - or Nicholas Kristof - or Sheryl WuDunn - or Michelle Alexander? The Stowe Prize Selection Committee is hard at work! Look for an announcement in late January 2015.

  • 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 -- Every Day!

    New in 2014: Hartford residents tour the Stowe House for free -- every day of the week!

  • Spirits at Stowe: An Otherworldly Tour

    Only in October -- Halloween and Friday and Saturday nights at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 PM. Reserve your spot today!

  • Visit both Stowe and Mark Twain in one tour!

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

  • The Child's Tour - every weekend!

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

Salons at Stowe
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  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    #Hunger and #Homelessness Awareness Week: Nov. 15-23

    Sunday, November 15th, marked the beginning of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, a period of reflection and action towards ending poverty in the United States. Hosted by the National C...
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  • Monday, November 17, 2014

    #SalonsatStowe Event Recap: "Children Behind Bars: Juvenile Justice" (11.13.14 Salon)

    Keep the conversation going! After reading the conversation transcript and Inspiration to Action list, we encourage you to share your ideas, reactions, and plans for action in the "Comments" section b...
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  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    Salons at Stowe Children Behind Bars: #Juvenile Justice?

    Tomorrow, November 13th, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will be hosting a Salon entitled Children Behind Bars: Juvenile Justice? The Salon will feature Sandra Staub, Legislative Director of the Amer...
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