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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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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