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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?

  • 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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  • Friday, July 25, 2014

    CT Food Justice Youth Corps teens #takingaction and discussing #foodjustice issues on July 29 at Institute for Community Research

    Next Tuesday, July 29, the Connecticut Food Justice Youth Corps will present a forum of teens discussing "food justice issues in their world." The program will feature teens participating in food acce...
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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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