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?
Listen to Stowe biographer Joan Hedrick, Executive Director Katherine Kane, Collections Manager Beth Burgess and Historic Interpreter Alex Aponte, interviewed recently by Erica Wagner on the legacy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."READ MORE »
"Self," an 1856 comedy of manners at Metropolitan Playhouse in New York featuring a character based on "Uncle Tom's Cabin."READ MORE »
Check out the openings at the Stowe Center.READ MORE »
Institute for Museum and LIbrary Sciences supports the Stowe House Collections Preservation ProjectREAD MORE »
June 6: WNPR broadcasts the provocative Stowe Prize panel discussion with Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"READ MORE »
Powerful words on the impact of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" from the author of "The New Jim Crow"READ MORE »
Are you changing the world? Do you know someone who is? Check out the details of the Student Stowe Prize for high school and college students. Entries due January 10, 2014.READ MORE »
Open every day for tours. Check here for program information.READ MORE »
Catch the podcast of The Colin McEnroe Show from Wednesday March 20 to hear Debby Applegate, Joan Hedrick and Susan Campbell chatting with Colin about the Beechers.READ MORE »
Announced by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and Director of the National Park ServiceREAD MORE »
Executive Director Katherine Kane's article appeared in the Winter 2012/2013 issue of "Connecticut Explored".READ MORE »
Executive Director Katherine Kane lent expertise to a recent news story in Bethesda, MD. Click below to find out more and watch the video.READ MORE »
The Stowe Center has been honored with a 2012 Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History.READ MORE »
Experience the lives of Hartford's most famous writers - and next door neighbors.READ MORE »
Lots to see and do for a family weekend ! The Child's Tour, Craft activities, Uncle Tom's Cabin exhibit, and more.READ MORE »
To recognize "the bravery of those slaves, abolitionists and unsung heroes who managed to rise up against an oppressive system, fight for their freedom and end the practice" of the Trans-Atlantic Slav...
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In 1950, the UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 of every year as Human Rights Day in an effort to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human rights "as the common standard of a...
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Are you changing the world? Do you know a high school or college student who is? Encourage them to submit their work for the 2014 Student Stowe Prize. Submissions are due January 10, 2014!The Stude...
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