September 30

Mark My Words: Jodi Picoult with Kevin Kwan

Join us for a special virtual conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult as she makes a return visit to The Mark Twain House & Museum to talk about her new novel, The Book of Two Ways. Jodi will be in conversation with Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians and Sex and Vanity.

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September 25-26

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

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October 1

Floriography with Author and Illustrator Jessica Roux

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A Writer's Home, A Home for Writers

The Mark Twain House & Museum's 2020 Virtual Gala

Friday | November 6, 2020 | 8pm

Free Viewing for All Participants, Celebrity Guests, Virtual Paddle Raise & Online Auction

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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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The Word Never Had So Much Meaning Before

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A Life Lived in a Changing World

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Our Mission

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