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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?

  • Andrew Aydin Named Keynote Speaker for Big Tent Jubilee

    Event honors 2016 Student Stowe Prize winners and supports Stowe Center education programs

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  • Stowe House Preservation

    The 1871 Stowe House is getting its first major interior preservation since its public opening in 1968!
    The Stowe Center is open year round for tours.

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  • Salons at Stowe -- On the Road!

    Program Coordinator Maura Hallisey recently facilitated a conversation on white privilege at UCONN.

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  • Katherine Kane Talks on WRCH

    Hear Stowe Center executive director in conversation with Shelley Best

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  • 2016 Marathon Reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

    Volunteers read aloud from Harriet Beecher Stowe's bestselling anti-slavery novel -- cover to cover over 24 hours March 19-20.

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  • Steve Kornacki in Conversation with Colin McEnroe

    "State of the (Political) Union"
    ICYMI: See the broadcast on CT-N

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  • 2015 Year in Review

    Hot off the presses! We're proud of the impact we're making -- take a look!

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  • Breaking News! Ta-Nehisi Coates wins National Book Award

    2015 Stowe Prize winner awarded the National Book Award for "Between the World and Me."

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  • Bank of America announces Art Conservation Grants

    Four Stowe Center paintings to be conserved - Two by Stowe herself and two acquired by her.

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  • ICYMI: 2015 Stowe Prize Conversation on Race

    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.

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  • "Uncle Tom's Cabin" - read it in installments!

    On June 5, 1851, Stowe's anti-slavery novel began to appear in the abolitionist newspaper, "The National Era." Read the latest here!

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  • 2015 Stowe Prize winner's latest work

    Read Ta-Nehisi Coates' March 2015. A thoughtful and direct commentary on the Justice Department report on the Ferguson Police Department.

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  • Stowe Center Kudos

    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.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Family Tour - every weekend!

    Lots to see and do for a family weekend ! The Family Tour, craft activities and more.

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Salons at Stowe
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  • Thursday, April 21, 2016

    SalonatStowe: Meet the Featured Guests

    This Thursday, join us for our latest Salon at Stowe: Combatting Environmental Racism. Rev. Steve Camp Senior Pastor, Faith Congregational Church Rev. Steve Camp is the Senior Pastor at Faith Congreg...
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  • Thursday, April 21, 2016

    #StoweSyllabus: What We're Reading this Week

    Current events and articles that got us thinking over the week!272 slaves were sold to save Georgetown. What does it owe to their descendants? Rachel L. Swarns, April 16, 2016, The New York Times ht...
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  • Friday, April 15, 2016

    #StoweSyllabus: What We're Reading this Week

    Articles and current events that got us thinking over the week! We need a decolonized not a “diverse” education Zoé Samudzi, March 29, 2016, The Harlot http://harlot.media/articles/1058/we-need...
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