Executive Director at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center since 1998, Katherine Kane directs programs and outreach using the Center’s extensive collections and historic buildings. Stowe was an internationally-known author and advocate, and the Center uses her story to inspire social justice and positive change.
A program center and tourist attraction, the Center is an influential and sought-after partner, and a place where people of different backgrounds and interests visit, volunteer, and work. The Center’s innovative programs include award winning Salons at Stowe bringing the public into the parlor for conversations around contemporary issues; and the biennial Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize for writing promoting social justice.
Ms. Kane was a senior manager at the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado) where she worked for 16 years, and special projects director at the Denver Art Museum. She has a B.A. in sociology from the University of Denver, an M.A. in anthropology from the University of Colorado and participated in the Getty Trust’s Museum Management Institute. She is Chair at the American Association for State and Local History, has been a member of the American Association of Museums Accreditation Commission, and is involved with several Hartford community organizations.