Press Releases
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.

Sewing & Learning Workshops

Hartford (CT)—The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center presents its 2023 Sewing & Learning Workshop. The History and Contemporary Craftivist Use of Sentiment Sewing includes lively talks, a dynamic “sewing circle” with discussion and hands-on crafting, and the materials needed to try your skills as a craftivist, or craft activist. The cost is $55 per person for Zoom access to the talks and a hands-on sewing circle activity, as well as a supply kit, which will be mailed in advance of the workshop.