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Ira Glass: 7 Things I Have Learned

Presenting Ira Glass at The Bushnell!

Saturday, November 12, 8:00 pm

Our 2016 Gala with "This American Life" host IRA GLASS will be held November 12 at The Bushnell

A few Gala Packages are still available. These are $275 and include a dinner reception with Mr. Glass catered by Max's, premiere performance seating for his show, and a private post-show dessert reception. Gala packages are EXTREMELY limited in number and can be ordered by calling (860) 280-3112.

General Admission tickets are now available! Members receive $5 off tickets! For all other seating, order online or call The Bushnell box office at (860) 987-5900.

Family Series presents: COMMEDIA MANIA

Saturday, July 16, 2:00 pm

The classic Italian art of commedia dell’arte gets a modern twist for family audiences!  COMMEDIA MANIA is a show of masks, laughs, slapstick and shameless theatrical nonsense. 

This energetic, comic troupe performs traditional stories as well as sends up timeless pieces. Commedia Mania is happy to bring their zany antics to The Mark Twain House & Museum and put their own spin on several of Twain classics.

Each event not only includes a performance, but an educational activity/workshop/interactive component.

Activity:  Families will learn the basics of commedia movement with the troop so they can put on their own shows at home!

Family Programs sponsored by The Hartford.

Tickets: $10 adults/$5 children Call 860.247.0998 or click here:

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25; 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.

We reprise our popular Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours for some summer fun. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story.

On these tours participants will hear all these creepy tales -- and learn about Mark Twain's own interest in the supernatural.

Filled with haunted history, dark tales and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing.

These tours are tsponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions.

Tickets are $22 for adults; $17 for members; and $15 for children 16 and under (recommended ages 10 and up.)

Call: (860) 247-0998 for more information & ticketing. Or, click  here for tickets.


On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, you can take a LIVING HISTORY TOUR!

Thinking about an EXTRA special event? Here's a great idea: tour the Mark Twain House with someone who actually "lived" there! Our Living History Tours come to life in March. Take a tour with that sassy, brassy housemaid Lizzie Wills, or thoughtful lady's maid Katy Leary, or even Olivia Clemens herself. These historically accurate tours are unlike anything you've experienced here before! Be among the first to bring friends and family for an intimate behind-the-scenes look at "the loveliest home that ever was." Get a sneak preview HERE!

What could be more special? For more details or to pre-register for your living history tour, click here.

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