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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?

  • Wednesday November 26 Snow closing

    Closing at 12:30 PM today - last tour stepping off at 11:30 AM. Stay safe and warm, See you on Friday November 28.

  • Open for Tours Thanksgiving Weekend

    A great outing for families and visiting relatives.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Thursday, November 27, 2014

    Rewriting the Myth of #Thanksgiving

    There are few things as patently American as Thanksgiving. With football, pie, and family, the holiday is a recipe of Americana traditions and unbridled nationalism. Yet, the holiday's origins are sli...
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  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Being "Color Brave" over "Color Blind"

    The existence of race as a point of discussion is largely subject to greater national policies surrounding issues of racial equality and discrimination. Just as the politics circulating race have s...
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  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    #AllHandsonDeck: Street Art for Change in Ferguson

    In the wake of the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the failure to indict Officer Darren Wilson for Brown's death, much attention has rightfully been paid to the flaws in the U.S. cr...
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