Welcome to the conversation!

Welcome to the conversation!

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

The Stowe Center is a 21st-century museum and program center using Stowe's story to inspire social justice and positive change.

The Salons at Stowe programs are a forum to connect the challenging issues (race, gender and class) that impelled Stowe to write and act with the contemporary face of those same issues. The Salon format is based on a robust level of audience participation, with the explicit goal of promoting civic engagement. Recent topics included: Teaching Acceptance; Is Prison the New Slavery; Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North; Creativity and Change; Race, Gender and Politics Today; How to be an Advocate

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

#CTPlacesMatter: Rally at the State Capitol

Today, advocates and supporters of Connecticut cultural and historic institutions gathered at the State Capitol to rally in support of critical funding for the humanities.  


Connecticut's proposed state budget eliminates long-time state funding for many cultural and historic institutions, including Stowe Center education programming. Stowe Center Executive Director Katherine Kane spoke at the rally about the importance of heritage organizations as economic and quality-of-life drivers for cities and states.

Why are museums and cultural organizations important to you? What do they provide in terms of education, economic, and cultural opportunities? What role do they play in the quality and vitality of our state? Let you representatives know you care about saving critical funding by contacting them via email or phone. Let your voice be heard! 

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