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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?

  • 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? Nominations are now being accepted. Deadline: September 8, 2014

  • State of Connecticut invests in the Stowe Center

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

  • Are We in a Post-Racial Era?

    A Key Issues Forum held June 24, 2014 in partnership with Hartford Courant, FOX CT and Conference of Churches. Click "Read More" to see a video of the event.

  • Saturdays & Sundays are Family Days at the Stowe Center

    Enjoy fun free activities for the whole family! Free admission for Hartford residents.

  • FREE Tours for Hartford Residents -- Every Day!

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

  • 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.

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  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014


    Today marks the 45th annual Women’s Equality Day, a day to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, and to bring attention to the continued fight for ful...
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  • Monday, August 25, 2014

    #Takingaction after the death of #MichaelBrown

    In the wake of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager killed by a white police officer, issues of racial profiling, police brutality, and the militarization of law enforcemen...
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  • Thursday, August 21, 2014

    A call for a united front on #mentalhealth services

    In the weeks after the sudden death of comedian and actor Robin Williams, the topic mental health services has become an important issue in the news. The tweet and featured article below call for cove...
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