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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 Center Honored With IMLS Award

    $150,000 Museums for America grant to plan and design a new, audience-driven experience in the Stowe House.

  • Congressman James E. Clyburn- Book Talk and Signing

    Join us Sunday September 21 at 5 PM to meet the author! "Blessed Experiences:Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black."

  • Fall Feminist Film Festival

    Presented September 2014 by CT Girlcott.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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  • Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Amnesty International #MyBodyMyRights Campaign

    Amnesty International has launched "My Body, My Rights," a global campaign predicated on ensuring that everyone has access to fundamental sexual and reproductive rights. The agency to make conscious ...
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  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Haunting Human Trafficking PSA Hopes to Motivate Action

    Filmmaker Jonathan Quigg recently released a short, one-minute Public Service Announcement that details the realities of victims of human trafficking. Poetic and engaging, the video reveals the often ...
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  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    World Affairs Council and Stowe Center Host Workshop on Human Trafficking

    This afternoon, the World Affairs Council of CT in conjunction with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, held a screening of Not My Life followed by a workshop of ways to address the issue of human traff...
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