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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?

  • Closed Saturday, January 24, 2015

    The Stowe Center is closed today because of the snowy weather. We will reopen tomorrow at noon. Please visit us then!

  • Got the Winter Blues?

    Enjoy a Stowe Center tour or program! Here's what's happening this winter at Stowe.

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  • 2014 Stowe Center Year in Review

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Stowe & Twain Share Honors

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

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  • 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.

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  • State of Connecticut invests in the Stowe Center

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

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  • FREE Tours for Hartford Residents in 2015-- Every Day!

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

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  • Visit both Stowe and Mark Twain in one tour!

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

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  • 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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  • Saturday, January 24, 2015

    #SalonsatStowe: Ways to Get Involved and Continue the Conversation

    Has Racial Inequality Reached the Tipping Point?  More Information and Ways YOU Can Take Action Hartford Action https://www.facebook.com/hartfordaction Greater Hartford NAACP http://www.g...
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  • Friday, January 23, 2015

    #SalonsatStowe Event Recap: Has Racial Inequality Reached the Tipping Point?

    Has Racial Inequality Reached the Tipping Point?   January 22, 2015 Transcript of program  Katherine Kane, Executive Director Stowe Center: Hello everyone and welcome to the first Salon of ...
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  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    #SalonsatStowe: Has Racial Inequality Reached the Tipping Point?

    Join us tomorrow, Thursday, January 22nd, for our first Salon of 2015. Has Racial Inequality Reached the Tipping Point? will feature Rev. Henry Brown, Founder of Mothers United Against Violence, H...
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