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?
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Stowe staff are talking about Charleston.Why don't you join us to consider issues being raised in media and elsewhere.READ MORE »
We are looking for someone who loves Hartford and the Stowe Center and wants to connect city residents with the Stowe Center programs and events. Available immediately!READ MORE »
On June 5, 1851, Stowe's anti-slavery novel began to appear in the abolitionist newspaper, "The National Era." Read the latest here!READ MORE »
2015 Stowe Prize winner Ta-Nehisi Coates and WNPR's John Dankosky in an inspiring program. Kudos to CT-N for filming on their busiest day and to The Hartford for their leadership as the Legacy Presenting Sponsor of all Stowe Prize events. Watch here.READ MORE »
Free Admission for Military Families Memorial Day through Labor DayREAD MORE »
Read Ta-Nehisi Coates' latest piece. A thoughtful and direct commentary on the Justice Department report on the Ferguson Police Department.READ MORE »
And what a year it has been! Check out what we have been up to.READ MORE »
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.READ MORE »
$150,000 Museums for America grant to plan and design a new, audience-driven experience in the Stowe House.READ MORE »
Breaking News: $650,000 grant approved July 25, 2014 at State Bond Commission hearing,READ MORE »
Hartford residents tour the Stowe House for free -- every day of the week! Extended through December 31, 2015 Thanks to the City of Hartford Arts & Heritage Job Grants Program, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor.READ MORE »
Lots to see and do for a family weekend ! The Family Tour, Craft activities, Uncle Tom's Cabin exhibit, and more.READ MORE »
This Wednesday, July 1st, the Stowe Center will present the first Stowe Salon at Lunch, a brown bag lunch discussion on the pressing issues of the week. For the first program, the topic of conversatio...
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As a museum, the Stowe Center is continuously engaged in the process of interpreting historical objects and symbols. These objects and symbols are more than material entities; they tell stories about ...
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June 19, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of “Emancipation Day,” the symbolic ending of slavery in the United States, in which the last of enslaved persons were freed. Since 1865, the day has been...
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