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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?

  • Breaking News! Ta-Nehisi Coates wins National Book Award

    2015 Stowe Prize winner awarded the National Book Award for "Between the World and Me."

  • Bank of America announces Art Conservation Grants

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

  • 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.

  • "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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • State of Connecticut invests in the Stowe Center

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

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Thursday, November 26, 2015

    Tough Thanksgiving Conversations?

    Thanksgiving, a time for family gatherings, is often a time for tense conversations on politics and current events.  Check out this video below for some humorous tips to handle tough conversations...
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  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    #StoweSyllabus: What We're Reading this Week

    Articles and current events that got us thinking over the week! What is the biggest misconception about racism? October 28, 2015, The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/412783/what-is-...
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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    #StoweSyllabus: What We're Reading This Week

    Articles and current events that got us thinking over the week! History class and the fiction about race in America Alia Wong, October 21, 2015, The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/education/arc...
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