June 24 | 7:00pm EDT

Harper’s Magazine and The MTHM present THE GREAT MISTAKE: Jonathan Lee in conversation with Kevin Baker

Harper’s Magazine and The Mark Twain House & Museum join forces to present a thrilling new work of historical fiction about the life  and mysterious murder — of a legendary Manhattanite in Gilded Age New York. 

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June 30 | 7:00pm EDT

NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I’VE SEEN: Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler in conversation with Hana Sharif

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July 1 | 7:00pm EDT

Harper’s Magazine & The MTH&M present SENSATION MACHINES with Adam Wilson

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The Travelers Championship continues its charitable giving this year through its Birdies for Charity program, now through June 27th. Every donation you make to us through the Birdies website, designating The Mark Twain House & Museum (if you use the scroll down list, please scroll to “T” for “The”) is matched by a 15% bonus. Now, more than ever, your help is needed to overcome lost income due to the pandemic. Thank you!!

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Mark Twain is one of our nation's defining cultural figures.

The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. In addition to providing tours of Twain’s restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times.

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Twain Quotes

  • "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."

  • "Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits."

  • "The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."

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From this house, Mark Twain changed the way the world sees America and the way Americans see themselves. We continue the conversation he began.