The Mark Twain House & Museum Receives a $25,000 Grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation to Support Education Programs for Hartford Students

June 10, 2021/ Hartford, CT…The Lincoln Financial Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to The Mark Twain House & Museum to support the museum’s educational programs that serve Hartford students. These programs include its Free Visit Program, which allows Hartford schools to tour the museum and participate in its various interactive learning programs, including creative […]

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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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The Mark Twain House & Museum Announces Virtual Author Events on Adventuring, Our Town, James Bond, Leadership, and Latinx Journalism

Featured Authors include Adventurers Roman Dial and Caroline Van Hemert, Theatre Writer Howard Sherman, Film Historian Steven Jay Rubin, Philanthropist and Venture Capitalist David Rubenstein, and Acclaimed Anchor Maria Hinojosa January 19, 2021/Hartford, CT… The Mark Twain House & Museum kicks off their 2021 virtual conversations with adventurers Roman Dial and Caroline van Hemert, theatre […]

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The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to announce the short list for its Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award (MTAVL). The winner will be announced in mid-April, and an award ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2020. The MTAVL Award, first presented in 2016, honors a work of fiction published in the previous calendar year (in this case, 2019) that best […]

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David Baldacci Gives $1 Million to The Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to announce that novelist David Baldacci and his wife Michelle have made a gift of $1 million to the museum. Baldacci, a member of the museum’s board of trustees since 2012, specified that the restricted gift be used to support expanded programming and strategic initiatives. A portion […]

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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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Mark Twain House Recipient of NEH Grant

The Mark Twain House & Museum has been awarded a Preservation Assistance Grant for $1,690 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to assess 26 objects in the museum’s collection. The funds will be used to hire a professional conservator to evaluate personal items and furnishings belonging to Samuel Clemens  or his family members.  They include his […]

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Mark Twain House Returns as a Sponsor of the Hartford Creative Contest

The Mark Twain House & Museum is again sponsoring the Hartford Creative Contest in 2019. 2019 is the fourth year of the contest. The contest offers Hartford students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to express themselves on a theme in essay writing, poetry, and visual art. Prizes are awarded to the top three entries in […]

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Carriage House Restoration Underway

Restoration work is underway on the exterior of Mark Twain’s Carriage House.  To ensure the preservation of this historic building, the museum is having repairs done to its roof and to its intricate woodwork trim, and is having the exterior painted. The Carriage House was designed by architect Edward Tuckerman Potter at the same time […]

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The Holiday Season is a Special Time at the Mark Twain House

The holiday season is busy at The Mark Twain House & Museum with three Jill Sobule concerts, a live radio drama presentation of A Christmas Carol, a Sunday sale in the museum store, and the 38th Annual Friends of the Mark Twain Holiday House tour. Details can be found at marktwainhouse.org/events or by calling 860-247-0998.   Museum Store […]

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