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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?

  • 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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  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Person of the Week: Kirby Dick and #TheHuntingGround #Sundance Doc

    Though most of America recognizes the end of January for Super Bowl Sunday, film fans are focused on the most prominent film expo of the festival circuit: Sundance. This year at Sundance, documentarie...
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  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    #RadicalBrownies Inspire Action and Justice

    Oakland's newest band of radical activists is a group of fourth-graders. The "Radical Brownies" out of Oakland, CA, are a politically conscious, socially active version of the Girl Scouts designed for...
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  • Monday, January 26, 2015

    Can video games generate #empathy?

    Planted in the developed world, it can be difficult to understand the tangled web of actors and issues that comprise the world's most pressing conflicts. Even more difficult than mere understanding, i...
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