Katharine Seymour Day

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Katharine Seymour Day (May 8, 1870 - June 4, 1964) was a member of the Hartford City Planning Commission. She worked to preserve historic homes in Connecticut and helped establish the Children’s Museum of Hartford and the home of Mark Twain as a memorial. She served as president of the Mark Twain Library and Memorial Commission. She was inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame in 1994. Katharine Seymour Day House.[1], has been preserved as part of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House Museum.


She was born on May 8, 1870 to John Calvin Day. She was a granddaughter of Isabella Beecher Hooker and a grandniece of Harriet Beecher Stowe. In 1924, she purchased and lived in the home of her Great Aunt, Harriet Beecher Stowe in Hartford, Connecticut, which was eventually turned into the Harriet Beecher Stowe House museum in 1968.[1] Her preservation work led her to save many structures including the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, the Mark Twain House, and what is now referred to as the Katharine Seymour Day House. All of these building are located on the corner of Farmington and Forrest Street in Hartford, Connecticut. The Katharine Seymour Day House was purchased by Day in 1941 and would eventually become incorporated into the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

She died on June 4, 1964 in Hartford, Connecticut at the age of 94.[1] She was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery.[2][3]


She was inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame for her work in Historical Preservation and Women's Suffrage.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Katharine Day, 94, Hartford Leader". New York Times. June 6, 1964. Retrieved 2015-06-02.
  2. ^ "Katharine Seymour Day". Cedar Hill Cemetery. Retrieved 2015-06-02.
  3. ^ "Katharine Seymour Day". Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 4, 2012.
  4. ^ https://www.cwhf.org/inductees/education-preservation/katharine-seymour-day#.XM3GJOhKiM9