Her words changed the world.

Preservation at Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
A 21st-Century Museum

Stowe House Preservation is nearly complete and the National Historic Landmark has re-opened for tours.



Stowe HouseIn 2016, the Stowe Center launched major preservation work in the 1871 Harriet Beecher Stowe House.

The home where Stowe lived for 23 years got:

A new climate control system,

State-of-the-art fire suppression, and

Renovation of historic windows,

all vital to preservation of the home and its historic collections. Lyman Beecher


At the same time, significant works of art – 2 owned by Stowe and 2 created by Stowe – were conserved thanks to funding from the Bank of America Art Conservation Project. The Stowe Center is one of only 13 museums in seven countries to receive the 2015 award.


Preservation Project Fact Sheet 


News Release: Project Launch 5.10.16


PHOTOS: Packing Up the Stowe House


Hear about the project on WNPR's Where We Live, 8.9.16




The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is open for tours.

Hours and Admission

H.B. Stowe


- Harriet Beecher Stowe, the most famous American woman of the 19th century

- Uncle Tom’s Cabin’s worldwide impact

- Stowe’s courage to speak out against injustice

- Stowe’s memorabilia and Beecher-Stowe family furnishings

…in an ALL NEW interactive tour.



Visitor with historic document replica

- Historic documents including the Anti-Slavery Alphabet

- 19th century issues connecting to today’s headlines

- Ways YOU can create positive change










The Stowe Center continues to raise funds to:

·       Support Stowe House preservation

·       Replace worn carpeting and wall coverings

·       Add technology enhancing the visitor experience


You can support the Stowe House, a National Historic Landmark, by making a financial contribution.




(Please make a note to designate your gift to “Stowe House”)

Or Contact Andrea Spak, 860.522.9258, ext. 307 for more information, including recognition opportunities.


We are grateful to the major donors and others who have already contributed to Stowe House preservation:


Bank of America Art Conservation Project

The Bay & Paul Foundations

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

Connecticut Historic Restoration Fund Grant Program of the State Historic Preservation Office

Connecticut Humanities

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors of the
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Humanities

Stockman Family Foundation

William and Alice Mortensen Foundation

United Technologies

Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc.

Individual Donors