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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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November 10 | 5:30 PM EST

Trouble Begins: John Pascal on Artemus Ward

John Pascal is returning to The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Trouble Begins series! Join us on November 10th at 5:30pm to hear John tell us all about Artemus Ward, the gentle humorist, and Ward’s lecture influence on Mark Twain.

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November 12 | 7pm EST

A Little Harmless Fun: Joyce Maynard

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November 17 | 7pm EST

Mark My Words: Michael Connelly

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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.