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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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • FREE Tours for Hartford Residents -- Every Day!

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

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  • 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!

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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 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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  • Monday, October 20, 2014

    The latest from 2011 Stowe Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

    A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity  has just been released - check out Paul Collier's review in the New York Times: Collier on A Path Appears. What is your take on Kristof and...
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  • Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Workshop tonight with Dr. Bill Howe: Understanding Racial Micro-agressions

    Do you know how others hear what you say?  Have you ever felt stereotyped and/or put down by a colleague or friend's remarks?  Do you want to understand better how others hear what you say  and...
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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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