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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Daily Free Tours for all Hartford Residents Through 2018

The Mark Twain House & Museum announces a special, limited-time opportunity for residents of the City of Hartford: daily free tours of the Twain House. Through the end of 2018, all residents in a City of Hartford ZIP code can visit the museum and take a regular tour of the landmark Mark Twain House for […]

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Notes from the Carriage House: A Writer’s City

Hannah Rose, Writing Intern February 2018 In 1871, having traveled the United States from coast to coast, explored the Sandwich Islands, Africa, much of Europe, and the Mediterranean, Mark Twain still found Hartford, Connecticut a handsome city. Drawn to the population of intellectuals in the area, he eventually settled into the western edge of Hartford […]

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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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“Wheresoever She Was, There Was Eden”

Living History Tour Highlight; Fourth of Four The last tour I was lucky enough to experience was led by the great romance of Sam Clemens’s life: his wife and editor, Olivia “Livy” Langdon Clemens. Beautifully costumed in ornate, period-appropriate dress, the character brings to life the loving, intelligent persona who captured the heart of the […]

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Guest Blog: An Interview with Journalist / Author Susan Campbell About Writing at The Mark Twain House & Museum

By Alexis Zinkerman Author and Hartford Courant columnist Susan Campbell will be the celebrity guest writer on September 22 for Writing in Mark Twain’s Library. Campbell is the author of Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism and the American Girl (Beacon Press, 2010) and Tempest Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker (Garnet Books […]

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