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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.

Relaunch: Nook Farm Walking Tour

HARTFORD, CT – The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center invites everyone to walk through history with our new neighborhood walking tour, Seeing Is Revealing: Nook Farm Then and Now. Alongside the guide-led walking tours, visitors can also purchase a self-guided walking tour.

2023 Stowe Prize Winner Announced!

Hartford (CT)—The 2023 Stowe Prize is awarded to Dr. Ruha Benjamin, a professor of African American studies at Princeton University, for her book, Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want

Lunchtime Lecture on Untold LGBTQIA+ Histories

Hartford (CT) — The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center shares for the first-time new research on Katharine S. Day, the museum’s founding preservationist and the great-niece of Harriet Beecher Stowe. The program seeks to better understand Day’s identity in context of gender and female sexuality in the early 20th-century, how it might have informed her activism as a preservationist and promoter of women’s rights, and in concert with other historic sites engaged in similar interpretive work.