Katharine Seymour Day - Stowe Center


Katharine Seymour Day (1870-1964)

Landmark conservationist (Inducted 1994)

Katharine Seymour Day was the granddaughter of Isabella Beecher Hooker and the grandniece of Catharine Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.  After years of studying painting and the psychology of color, Day settled in Hartford and embarked upon a campaign to save the Mark Twain house. Over time, she organized a trust designed to ensure the preservation of the complex that also included the Harriet Beecher Stowe house, Katharine Seymour Day house and the Stowe Visitor Center.  In addition to creating a living legacy with the Twain and Stowe houses, Day was an active member of many organizations including the Hartford Planning Commission.  The Day House, part of the Stowe Center, is located at 77 Forest Street in Hartford.

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