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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?

  • 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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  • Saturdays & Sundays are Family Days at the Stowe Center

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

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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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  • This Week at the Stowe Center

    Open daily for tours. Closed Tuesdays January - March. Check here for program information.

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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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  • Thursday, July 24, 2014

    September 16 #humantrafficking workshop presented by @CTWAC

    Join the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, Love 146, the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, and the Stowe Center for A Look at Modern Day Slavery on September 16, 2014. The workshop will ...
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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    "Shoot Me Dead" by #StudentStowePrize runner up

    In June, the Stowe Center presented the 2014 Student Stowe Prize for writing by high school and college students that motivates social justice. The runner up in the high school category was Yesica Sol...
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  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    #Malala's birthday wish: #BringBackOurGirls

    ABC News' Amy Robach interviewed activist Malala Yousafzai on her 17th birthday (July 12). What was her big birthday wish? For Boko Haram to release the Nigerian girls they have been holding captive s...
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