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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Community Day (HARTFORD, CT) – The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is pleased to announce our community event: Garden of on [...]
Stowe Prize for Literary Activism 2024
Dr. Bettina Love for Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal (Macmillan, 2023)   The Stowe Center is to Dr. [...]
Salons at Stowe | Agents of Their Own Emancipation: Enslaved Women’s Letters to Colonial Government

HARTFORD (CT) – The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is pleased to announce our latest Salons at Stowe programming featuring guest lecturer and scholar Assistant Professor from Mount Holyoke College, Dr. Ximena Abello Hurtado.  Her research focuses on letters written by enslaved Black women in the New Granada region of South America, advocating for their freedom from enslavement.  Her work explores how these women were active agents of their own emancipation. 

Salons at Stowe Returns!

HARTFORD (CT) – The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is excited to announce the return of recurring Salons at Stowe conversations.  Held in the Day House, guests will sit in the parlor to discuss relevant and current topics that are happening in the world around us.   Conversations will be from 6:00 – 7:00 pm and light refreshments will be provided.  Sessions are free to attend each week, however a donation of canned goods or toiletries is welcome to contribute to our Little Free Pantry and Library.

The Stowe Center Joins the Social Enterprise Accelerator 2023

HARTFORD (CT) – The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is pleased to announce that we have joined seven other local nonprofit organizations in the Social Enterprise Accelerator 2023 program: AHM Youth Services, Camp Courant, Conference of Churches, HartBeat Ensemble, Leadership Greater Hartford, Urban League of Greater Hartford, and URISE Ventures.

2023 Stowe Prize Media Photo Opportunity

HARTFORD, CT – The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will host Dr. Ruha Benjamin for our annual Stowe Prize Celebrations on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22.  The program on Thursday, September 21 is the Big Tent Celebration – where media partners are welcome to join us for a photo opportunity with Dr. Benjamin from 5:15 – 6:15 pm, as she mingles with guests under the Big Tent and in the Katharine Seymour Day House.

Love Your Block Grant – Pollinator Garden Planting

HARTFORD, CT – The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is pleased to announce the final installment of our community work on Harriet’s Backyard with KNOX. Thanks to our lead Garden Volunteer and Stowe Center Board member, Leora Berns, the bed for the new pollinator garden has been prepared and is ready to be planted.

Hartford LYB Grant Funds Harriet’s Barrier-Free Backyard

HARTFORD (CT) – The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center was delighted to receive a $24,390 Love Your Block grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving working in partnership with the City of Hartford. This initiative awards nonprofit organizations that seek to contribute to the beautification of Hartford neighborhoods with projects that are grounded in resident interest and engagement.

Barrier-Free Campus Project

HARTFORD (CT) – The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center announces the groundbreaking of a flagship urban greenspace—the only one of its kind in the Asylum Hill neighborhood. This refurbished space will be ecologically diverse and environmentally sound. It will offer neighbors, tourists, visitors, and staff an outdoor space to gather, relax, play, and reflect. Signage and interactives will also offer opportunities for all to learn about the historic Nook Farm neighborhood and the contemporary landscape.

Salons at Stowe

Hartford, CT – Beginning in April, the Stowe Center offers their latest four part monthly Salon virtually that explores difficult and necessary conversations around strong topics.