Katharine Seymour Day
|Birthplace:||Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States|
|Death:||Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States|
|Place of Burial:||Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States|
|Occupation:||Historic preservationist, artist|
|Managed by:||Ivy Jo Smith|
About Katharine Seymour Day
Katharine Seymour Day was a painter, philanthropist, and historic preservationist.
Day 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.
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.
She died on June 4, 1964 in Hartford, Connecticut at the age of 94. She was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery.