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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?

  • Fall Feminist Film Festival

    Presented September 2014 by CT Girlcott.

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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? Nominations are now being accepted. Deadline: September 8, 2014

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    @ONECampaign's "Halfway There" video on #extremepoverty

    Yesterday we brought you a post on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s thoughts on poverty in America and asked what his message means today. ONE, an international campaigning and advocacy organization of ne...
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  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

    #MartinLutherKingJr's thoughts on #poverty in America

    51 years ago today, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his landmark I Have A Dream speech at the March on Washington. One of the nation's most iconic and revered civil rights leaders, many do ...
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  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    New @CDCgov definition draws attention to issue of #bullying in schools

    As students prepare to begin another academic year, attention will again be paid to the issue of bullying in schools. The Center for Disease Control issued a new definition on bullying. The CDC define...
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