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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center


The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is the historic home of the 19th-century writer, Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of the influential anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, which changed the way Americans viewed slavery and influenced the abolition movement before the Civil War. It was the international best selling novel of the 19th century. Stowe's works have been published in more than 60 countries and translated into more than 30 languages. The Stowe Center is an international heritage tourism site, and a museum, program center, and research library.

The Stowe Center preserves and interprets Stowe's Hartford home and the Center's historic collections, promotes vibrant discussion of her life and work, and inspires commitment to social justice and effecting positive change. The mission expresses the belief that Stowe's life and work are powerful examples for today and the future. The Center carries out its mission through public education, by preservation and interpreation of its collection, and through its program center, which provides museum tours, Salons at Stowe, school programs, exhibits, symposia, lectures, publications and website, www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org. Its archives, which are housed in a technologically up-to-date vault in the administration building, includes original manuscripts, women's history materials, African disapora history materials, first edition slave narratives, Uncle Tom's Cabin period literary and promotional materials, et al donated for example by private individuals as well as descendant family members.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: 77 Forest St, Hartford, 06105

Website: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Katherine Kane

Location Type: Facility

People/Organizations Associated with the site: Harriet Beecher Stowe