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Join Dedicated People Who Care about Social Justice and Positive Change

Donations support everything you care about at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center—especially the Stowe Center’s ability to inspire social justice and literary activism in the legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

By donating today, you help the Stowe Center offer ongoing programing that facilitates civil discourse on difficult and important topics such as racial justice, gender inequities, and strategic resistance.

Your donation continues the generous legacy of Katharine Seymour Day, Harriet’s grandniece, who rescued both Harriet Beecher Stowe’s and Mark Twain’s homes and helped to preserve them for future generations. Day’s generous endowment continues to help sustain the Stowe Center’s ability to preserve and interpret Stowe’s legacy. Day’s philanthropy continues today.

We could not do the important work we do without your support.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is able to offer impact filled programing that ranges from scholarly and community lectures and discussions to school programing that introduces children to ideas of civic engagement.

Every single gift matters! If you care about change for good donate today!

Harriet’s Backyard, AKA, the ADA Site and Structural Improvement Plan

Your donation today can help the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center preserve and enhance the lawn and gardens we refer to as Harriet’s Backyard. After consulting with community members in a series of focus groups, the Stowe Center embarked on a plan to make our unique urban greenspace more accessible with sensory and native-plant gardens, a meandering path, and meditation and contemplation seating areas. Please consider contributing to our efforts to create a common space for our neighbors, tourists, and local visitors by contributing today.

Annual Fund

Support civic engagement at the Stowe Center. Your generosity helps us create programing that engages people of all ages with the tools necessary to participate in our democracy with a firm grounding in the historical context of social justice and literary activism.

Planned Giving

Creating a bequest or leaving a charitable trust to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center provides an enduring legacy of support for social justice.

Tribute Donations

Consider a gift to the Stowe Center in memory or in honor of a loved one. Tributes may be designated in support of specific projects such as collections, Harriet’s Backyard, Stowe on the Go, or ongoing Stowe research. Tributes are fully tax deductible.

Donation Requests

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is pleased to support the community through in-kind donations to non-profit organizations and schools.

All programs at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities; State of Connecticut Office of the Arts, Department of Economic and Community Development; Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office, Historic Restoration Fund; Elizabeth Carse Foundation; Norman and Nancy B. Beecher; J. Walton Bissell Foundation; CT Humanities; Ensworth Charitable Foundation; Greater Hartford Arts Council and the Travelers Arts Impact Grant Program, with major support from The Travelers Foundation; Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Love Your Block program; The Hartford; George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation; Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation; McDonald Family Foundation; William and Alice Mortensen Foundation; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Neighborhood Assistance Tax Act Program, Connecticut Natural Gas; Charles Nelson Robinson Fund; Travelers; and generous sponsors and supporters like you.