Held the second Saturday in June, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Community Birthday Celebration features free family activities.
Harriet’s Birthday celebration is held on Connecticut Open House Day, a statewide celebration of arts and cultural organizations. We welcome families and guests of all ages.
See our Calendar of Events for other special Family Event days throughout the year.
Difficult conversations, well facilitated, can lead to a better understanding of each other as human beings.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center presents Stowe on the Go: a program that facilitates difficult conversations using historical objects and nurturing common ground for common good.
In a divisive, increasingly polarized world, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is an educational, social justice museum ready to help communities recognize and appreciate where they are united.
Stowe on the Go, a new social enterprise, offers facilitated learning experiences to various groups to help hone deep listening and constructive conversational skills that lead to better understanding of each other. We use museum collection items to ground each conversation in historical context and provide a springboard for discussion that helps lead to common ground.
Our approach helps participants practice skills for engaging in difficult conversations with open minds and respect for difference. A Stowe on the Go experience leads to more cohesive groups who better understand each other. Our goal is for each person to say: “I will think about what you just said.”
- Words Matter: Exploring how our vocabulary and ways of speaking affect others
- Common Ground for Common Good: Fostering unity out of division
- Freedom of Expression: Encouraging responsible civic engagement
- Literary Activism: Using words to make positive change
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