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Welcome to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center uses Stowe’s life and work to inspire YOU to change your world.

Stowe wrote the anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, in 1852. The world was never the same. Abolition became possible. Emancipation became law. But today, in the 21st century, inequity is everywhere. What would Stowe do? What will YOU do?

  • Stowe Center To Be Honored

    HartBeat Ensemble Cultural and Civic Leadership Award
    September 12 event open to the public

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  • Barney Frank: Nook Farm Author Event

    Did you miss meeting Congressman Barney Frank this week? Check CT-N's recording available now!

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  • 2015 Stowe Prize winner Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Coates' new book, "Between the World and Me" is garnering lots of attention. Hear what he is saying about this work and what the media is saying.

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  • Capital Community College to Offer Stowe-Twain Literature Course

    Starting Fall 2015

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  • #StoweSalonsAtLunch continues!

    Join us to talk at our lunch time discussion about social justice issues. Bring your lunch and your ideas to #StoweSalonsAtLunch on Wednesday August 12 at noon. Free event thanks to our members and donors.

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  • ICYMI: 2015 Stowe Prize Conversation on Race

    2015 Stowe Prize winner Ta-Nehisi Coates and WNPR's John Dankosky in an inspiring program. Kudos to CT-N for filming on their busiest day and to The Hartford for their leadership as the Legacy Presenting Sponsor of all Stowe Prize events. Watch here.

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  • "Uncle Tom's Cabin" - read it in installments!

    On June 5, 1851, Stowe's anti-slavery novel began to appear in the abolitionist newspaper, "The National Era." Read the latest here!

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  • The Stowe Center is a Blue Star Museum

    Free Admission for Military Families Memorial Day through Labor Day

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  • 2015 Stowe Prize winner's latest work

    Read Ta-Nehisi Coates' March 2015. A thoughtful and direct commentary on the Justice Department report on the Ferguson Police Department.

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  • 2014 Stowe Center Year in Review

    And what a year it has been! Check out what we have been up to.

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  • Stowe Center Kudos

    Hartford Courant cites Stowe Center as a model for programs encouraging civic engagement on contemporary social justice issues that connect to the work of author and activist Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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  • Stowe Center Honored With IMLS Award

    $150,000 Museums for America grant to plan and design a new, audience-driven experience in the Stowe House.

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  • State of Connecticut invests in the Stowe Center

    Breaking News: $650,000 grant approved July 25, 2014 at State Bond Commission hearing,

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  • FREE Tours for Hartford Residents!

    Hartford residents tour the Stowe House for free -- every day of the week! Extended through December 31, 2015 Thanks to the City of Hartford Arts & Heritage Job Grants Program, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor.

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  • The Family Tour - every weekend!

    Lots to see and do for a family weekend ! The Family Tour, Craft activities, Uncle Tom's Cabin exhibit, and more.

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Salons at Stowe
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  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    StoweSalonsatLunch: School Integration and Segregation

    In honor of back to school season, the final Stowe Salon at Lunch of the summer will be on the topic of school integration and segregation. Check out these two pieces for background information! Cla...
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  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    #StoweSalonsatLunch Recap: The Mutual Interest in Ending Racism

    On August 19th, Discovery Center staff Jason Fredlund and Derek Hall guest-facilitated a Stowe Salon at Lunch on the topic of "the mutual interest in ending racism." The conversation focused on the wa...
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  • Monday, August 24, 2015

    International Day for the Remembrance of the Salve Trade and its Abolition

    August 23rd marks the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition honoring the Haitian uprising that began on that day in 1791. The uprising marked the beginning of the ...
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