New Gardener Joins Mark Twain House & Museum

Christie Kuriger is the new Gardens and Grounds Coordinator for the Mark Twain House & Museum.  She has been working for many months with Laura Barnett Goldberg who previously held the position. Christie completed a Master Gardener program through Cornell Cooperative Extension. “The climates and syllabus are similar and I was able to get that […]

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Mark Twain House welcomes Donna Larcen to the Staff

Donna Larcen has joined The Mark Twain House & Museum as a Communications Specialist. The Arts Editor at the Hartford Courant for many years, Larcen grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University with an undergraduate degree in journalism and master’s in education (curriculum theory).  She still writes features for Hartford Magazine, The Courant’s glossy monthly.  She […]

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Writers: Work on Your Craft in Mark Twain’s Library in 2018

Here’s a rare chance to spend three hours in Mark Twain’s personal library to work on your writing project. Take inspiration from the house where Twain wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court. The focal point in the library is the oak mantel from […]

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Notes From the Carriage House: A Touching Moment

A Touching Moment in the Mark Twain House Hannah Rose – Writing Intern January 2018 I don’t remember my exact age when I first walked into the Mark Twain House. It was the kind of class trip where no-one seemed interested in the facts, none of us had read Mark Twain with much gusto, but […]

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Mark My Words: Matt Taibbi & Colin McEnroe April 12

Mark Twain House Presents Mark My Words: Matt Taibbi and Colin McEnroe, April 12, 7:30 pm Matt Taibbi and Colin McEnroe, two smart and funny writers in the tradition of Mark Twain, will share the stage April 12 in the Mark My Words series. The conversation begins at 7:30 pm at The Mark Twain House […]

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Mark Twain House Takes Education Outreach to Maryland

On Monday, February 12, 2018, The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Director of Education, Dr. James Golden, traveled to Potomac, Maryland, to work with the teachers and students of The Bullis School. Their 11th-grade classes were reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and the school engaged the museum to support this effort. Dr. Golden lead classes through […]

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Mark Twain House Seeks Submissions for $25,000 Literature Prize

Hartford, Conn. – The Mark Twain House & Museum is inviting submissions from publishers and others for the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, which carries a $25,000 prize. Two runners-up will each receive $1,000. The award will be made in Fall 2017. Mark Twain House trustee and best-selling author David Baldacci conceived and […]

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Mark Twain House Elects Michael R. Chesman to its Board of Trustees

November 18, 2016 — The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to announce that Michael R. Chesman has been elected to its Board of Trustees. Chesman is senior vice president, associate general counsel, and director of tax law at The Hartford. Before joining The Hartford, Chesman was director of the Office of Professional Responsibility […]

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Capital Classics presents The War of the Worlds

Friday, October 28, Friday 10/28, & Saturday 10/29 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, October 30, at 2:00 p.m. Prepared to be scared with this radio theatre performance of H. G. Wells’s classic The War of The Worlds!  Watch as the Capital Classics performers and a sound-effects specialist put on a show made for radio right in […]

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