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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?

  • Shop AmazonSmile and Support the Stowe Center

    You shop. Amazon gives.

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  • NEW! The Stowe House Preservation Tour

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the $3.3 million preservation project in the Stowe House, a National Historic Landmark

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  • See Katherine Kane on Comcast Newsmakers

    In Spring 2016, Stowe Center Executive Director Katherine Kane sat down to talk with Comcast Newsmakers.

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  • Stowe House Preservation

    The 1871 Stowe House is getting its first major interior preservation since its public opening in 1968!
    The Stowe Center is open year round for tours.

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  • Salons at Stowe -- On the Road!

    Program Coordinator Maura Hallisey recently facilitated a conversation on white privilege at UCONN.

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  • Katherine Kane Talks on WRCH

    Hear Stowe Center executive director in conversation with Shelley Best

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  • 2016 Marathon Reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

    Volunteers read aloud from Harriet Beecher Stowe's bestselling anti-slavery novel -- cover to cover over 24 hours March 19-20.

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  • Bank of America announces Art Conservation Grants

    Four Stowe Center paintings to be conserved - Two by Stowe herself and two acquired by her.

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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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  • 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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  • The Family Tour - every weekend!

    Lots to see and do for a family weekend ! The Family Tour, craft activities and more.

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Salons at Stowe
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  • Thursday, October 27, 2016

    #SalonatStowe: Meet the Featured Guests!

    Tonight, join us for "Policing the Police: How Can Communities Transform Law Enforcement?"another Salon at Stowe program. Leading the discussion will be Bishop John Selders and David McGuire. Meet th...
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  • Thursday, October 13, 2016

    #SalonatStowe: Meet the Featured Guests

    Tonight, join the Stowe Center for a conversation on protests and social movements. Leading the conversation will be featured guests, David Canton and Jeffrey Ogbar. Read all about them below! David ...
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  • Thursday, October 13, 2016

    #StoweSyllabus: What We're Reading This Week

    Articles and current events that got us thinking over the week! Terror lynching in America Equal Justice Initiative with illustrations by Molly Crabapple, October 11, 2016 https://www.youtube.com/wa...
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