You Can Visit These Famous Writers’ Former Homes

Thank you to House Beautiful for including The Mark Twain House & Museum in their recent article on visiting famous writers’ homes! You can read the pull article at www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/a36806260/writers-historic-house-museums-edith-wharton-jane-austen-mark-twain-ernest-hemingway/

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CLEMENS CONVERSATIONS

Virtual interactive lectures, document discussions, & ongoing research. Starting in June, The Mark Twain House & Museum is introducing Clemens Conversations! Join members of our curatorial and historical interpretation teams to explore the extensive research being done at The Mark Twain House & Museum.   THIS SUMMER SERIES FEATURES FIVE VIRTUAL PROGRAMS: Seventeen Summers in a […]

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In Memory of Hal Holbrook: 1925-2021

The Board and Staff of The Mark Twain House & Museum wish to extend our condolences to the family and many friends of Hal Holbrook, the great actor who passed on January 23. So well-known and beloved for his vivid, delightful, funny, and principled portrayal of Samuel Langhorne Clemens — our Mark Twain — he […]

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Call for Entries for 2020 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award

The Mark Twain House & Museum is accepting submissions of novels and short story collections through January 31, 2021 for the 2020 MARK TWAIN AMERICAN VOICE IN LITERATURE Award. The MTAVL Award goes to a work of fiction published during the previous calendar year (in this case, January 1 – December 31, 2020) that best […]

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New England Magazine’s 10 Events to visit in Connecticut this winter!

New England magazine has featured The Mark Twain House & Museum in their list of 10 Events to visit in Connecticut this winter! Although we aren’t currently able to welcome you into the home to view the holiday decorations, we invite you to join us at one of our many virtual events happening throughout December, […]

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Three Clemens Books Repaired Thanks to Grants from IMLS & Renée B. Fisher Foundation

Thanks to a Museums for America Grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and a grant from the Renée B. Fisher Foundation Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, three books in The Mark Twain House & Museum’s collection have undergone professional conservation treatment at the Northeast Document Conservation Center. […]

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Strategic Plan, New Board Members, Volunteers Honored at 2019 Annual Meeting

The Mark Twain House & Museum board of trustees approved a three-year strategic plan, welcomed a new board member and honored funders and volunteers at its annual meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Paul Eddy, president of the museum’s board, Pieter Roos, its executive director, and guest speaker Briann Greenfield, executive director of The Harriet […]

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Anna Schofer Joins Mark Twain House as Development Associate

Anna Schofer has joined The Mark Twain House & Museum staff as our new Development Associate. She will be responsible for all donor database management, correspondence, and communication with donors and members. A recent graduate of the University of Connecticut,  Anna brings a strong technical and donor database experience, coupled with extensive experience as a […]

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Hartford’s Poet Laureate to give Youth Writing Workshop December 28

Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, Hartford’s first poet laureate and an associate professor of English at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, will be offering two youth creative writing workshops at The Mark Twain House & Museum on Dec. 28. Grades 4 to 8 can attend from noon to 2 p.m.; grades 9 to 12 attend from […]

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2018 Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest Winners Announced

The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest. The program is open to all ages and awards three prizes each in Adult and Young Author categories. Judges considered 264 entries, from 34 states and 11 countries. Adult Category D.R. Beitzel, a writer and […]

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Icons Abroad – Essay by Intern Paige Moreau

Icons Abroad: Samuel Clemens and Frederick Church in the Holy Land and in their Homes By Paige Moreau, Curatorial Department Intern 2018 The first time I visited the Mark Twain House I was in high school; this summer I returned for an internship in the Curatorial Department as a budding graduate student and neophyte art […]

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