May 13 | 7:00pm EDT

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and The MTH&M present THE THREE MOTHERS

Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin’s son James, about Alberta King’s son Martin Luther, and Louise Little’s son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. Author Anna Tubbs is joined in conversation by Melinda L. Johnson to discuss her latest novel The Three Mothers.

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May 18 | 7:00pm EDT

The MTH&M and Theatre Within Present: A MAD Life in Comedy with Joe Raiola (GAK!)

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May 19 | 7:00pm EDT

Trouble Begins at 5:30: Collecting Twain with Kevin Mac Donnell

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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.