Clemens Conversations returns this December!

Join members of our historical interpretation team for four virtual evening programs, delivered live from the beautifully-decorated Mark Twain House during the month of December.

Each program will explore different aspects of the Clemens family’s holiday traditions and celebrations–both at home in Hartford and abroad in the world: decorations and entertaining, gift-giving and charity, and even those Christmases spent abroad and apart.

Tickets are $10 per virtual connection; free tickets are available for museum membersClick on the title of each program to learn more and purchase tickets.

A Clemens Family Christmas At Home

“. . . how could any one individual buy, wrap up, and expedite so many presents for one single day in the year as my mother did? . . . The work began weeks before the holy day. Even so, there seemed always to be a rush at the end.”

Friday December 3 at 7 PM EST

Christmas Charity In The Gilded Age

“Great baskets with the feet of turkeys protruding below blankets of flowers and fruit.”

Wednesday December 8 at 7 PM EST

Clemens Christmases Abroad & Apart

“Livy my darling, I sent you a cable telegram from here last night to say ‘Merry Christmas!’”

Thursday December 16 at 7 PM EST

Decking The Halls & Trimming The Tree

“Xmas was invented to knock out the health & strength accumulated in the previous 11 months & shorten people’s lives 10 per cent a year – it does its work & accomplishes its mission with fiendish certainty.”

Wednesday December 22 at 7 PM EST