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Blizzard info--closing at 1:30pm Monday; closed Tues; 90-minute dealy Wed.

Due to the blizzard, The Mark Twain House & Museum will close at 1:30pm on Monday (Jan. 26)--the last tour will step off at 12:30pm. We will be closed all day on Tuesday (Jan. 27). We plan to reopen at 11:00 am on Wednesday (Jan. 28). Please stay safe.

R-RATED TWAIN -- Adapted by Jacques Lamarre & Julia Pistell with a special performance of Mark Twain: Ladies Man -- Performed by SEA TEA IMPROV

Saturday, January 31, 7:00 p.m.

The Mark Twain House & Museum spices things up with Mark Twain’s most shocking works. This theatrical show will take the audience through the naughtiest puns, poems, parodies, and passages that Mark Twain wrote. Suffice to say the material covered by Twain in these writings is not suitable for most publications, family audiences or polite society.  As Twain said, “There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined,” so the historic house is looking forward to letting its hair down and introducing the public to these hysterical and deliciously deviant lesser-known works.

David Ryan Polgar’s short comedy Mark Twain: Ladies Man resurrects “The Lincoln of our Literature” in a modern pick-up bar. Brought back from the dead in order to access his legendary library of one-liners, Twain acts as a “wing-man” for a socially inept single guy desperately seeking love

Adults only please. Tickets are $20 / $15 for MTH&M Members. Please call (860) 280-3130 or click here.

"The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America" by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

Thursday, January 29, 7:00 p.m.

Publishers Weekly says:
“In their provocative new book, Chua (Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother) and Rubenfeld (The Interpretation of Murder)—Yale Law professors and spouses—show why certain groups in the U.S. perform better than others. According to the authors, three traits breed success: a superiority complex, insecurity, and impulse control. Only when this ‘Triple Package’ comes together does it ‘generate drive, grit, and systematic disproportionate group success.’ Supported by statistics and original research….This comprehensive, lucid sociological study balances its findings with a probing look at the downsides of the triple package—the burden of carrying a family’s expectations, and deep insecurities that come at a psychological price.”

This is a free event. Reservations are recommended. Please call (860) 280-3130 or click here.

The Mark Twain House & Museum Offers Free Admission to Hartford Residents, Courtesy of The Hartford

Monday, January 19, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thanks to The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., we are offering free tours to our valued neighbors -- the residents of the city of Hartford -- on Monday, January 19 (the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday).

Bring along proof of residency, and take that long-planned tour of Mark Twain's House! The House and museum are open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; the last tour is at 4:30 p.m..

Free for Hartford residents!

New Virtual Tours of the Mark Twain House

Each Monday we'll be rolling out a new 360-degree virtual tour of a room in the Mark Twain House. Check it out here!

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