Bank of America Awards $10,000 Grant to The Mark Twain House & Museum

Bank of America has awarded a $10,000 grant to The Mark Twain House & Museum. “We look forward to working with Bank of America this year and in the future,” said Pieter Roos, Twain’s Executive Director. “We greatly appreciate Bank of America’s insight into the difference that we make, both to our community in Greater […]

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Crib, Other Clemens Artifacts Restored Thanks to IMLS Grant

A significant artifact of the Clemens family’s life in their Hartford home will be returning to the Mark Twain House. The walnut crib that was used by Sam’s daughters will soon be put on display in the nursery for the first time in almost twenty years. Critically-needed restoration work was recently completed on the crib […]

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Michael L. Campbell Named New CFO

Michael L. Campbell is the new Chief Financial Officer of The Mark Twain House & Museum. Campbell has worked in the nonprofit world for more than 30 years.  He was Director of Finance and Operations at the Connecticut Quality Council for Rensselaer at Hartford, Executive Director of the Hartford Children’s Theatre and SummerWind Performing Arts Center, […]

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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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Mark Twain House to Participate in “Ask A Curator Day” September 12

The curators at The Mark Twain House & Museum will be taking your questions via Facebook Live from 1 to 2 p.m. (1700-1800 UTC), on Wednesday, September 12, as part of the worldwide Ask A Curator day. Beatrice Fox Auerbach Chief Curator Tracy Brindle, and Assistant Curator Mallory Howard, will field questions asked via the Mark […]

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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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Mark Twain House Gains Three New Board Trustees

The Mark Twain House & Museum welcomed three new members to its board of trustees at its May 31, 2018 meeting. “We are pleased to welcome Javon Jackson, Bridget Quinn-Carey, and Robert Pearce to help guide the historic home of one of America’s greatest writers,” said Paul Eddy, president of the board. “We welcome these three […]

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Support the Mark Twain House through Birdies For Charity

The Mark Twain House & Museum is once again participating in the Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program. Launched in 2004, Birdies for Charity provides every 501(c)(3) in Connecticut an opportunity to raise awareness for its cause. The program is a giving platform that utilizes the excitement around the golf tournament to help nonprofits in […]

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Friends of the Mark Twain House Re-Dedicate Fran Gordon Memorial Garden

The Friends of the Mark Twain House will rededicate a garden in memory of Fran Gordon, the irrepressible founder of The Friends, on Saturday, June 16, at 3:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Fran was a tireless promoter of Hartford and, especially, The Mark Twain House.  Starting in 1967, she organized […]

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Twain Scholar Kevin Mac Donnell to Lecture at the Mark Twain House May 30

Kevin Mac Donnell is a leading Mark Twain scholar and collector of books and memorabilia who lives in Austin, Texas.  He’ll be speaking May 30 in The Trouble Begins at 5:30 pm free lecture series on the topic, Was Huck Quaker? Mac Donnell’s entrepreneurial spirit was launched at age 8 in his swampy backyard in Houston […]

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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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