Monday, May 6, 7 pm!

Mark My Words: Anna Quindlen

In her new work of nonfiction, Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting (available April 23), Anna Quindlen explores the role of being a first-time grandmother, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to her son and daughter-in-law, while reflecting on the different maternal roles we play throughout our lives. This is Anna at her best on family, female relationships, and being a parent/sister/friend/mother-in-law written with wisdom, humor and wit.

Quindlen will be joined in conversation by Bridget Quinn-Carey, chief executive officer of Hartford Public Library.

Tickets are $30 and include a copy of Nanaville. Get tickets here.

More Info

Monday, April 23, 7 pm!

Mark My Words: Living & Dying & Loving

More Info

Friday, April 26! Tours begin 7 pm

Get A Clue Murder Mystery Tours

More Info

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.

Visit The Mark Twain House

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."

The House

The Word Never Had So Much Meaning Before

About The House

The Museum

Learn More About Twain's Life

About the Museum

Mark Twain

A Life Lived in a Changing World

About Mark Twain


You Can Help

Preserve the Legacy


Bring Twain Home

The Best Gift Shop in Town