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. Her home has been preserved as a museum, Katharine Seymour Day House.[1]


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 bought the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and converted it into a museum.[1]

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.

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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.