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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Mark Twain House welcomes Donna Larcen to the Staff

Donna Larcen has joined The Mark Twain House & Museum as a Communications Specialist. The Arts Editor at the Hartford Courant for many years, Larcen grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University with an undergraduate degree in journalism and master’s in education (curriculum theory).  She still writes features for Hartford Magazine, The Courant’s glossy monthly.  She […]

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Mark My Words: Matt Taibbi & Colin McEnroe April 12

Mark Twain House Presents Mark My Words: Matt Taibbi and Colin McEnroe, April 12, 7:30 pm Matt Taibbi and Colin McEnroe, two smart and funny writers in the tradition of Mark Twain, will share the stage April 12 in the Mark My Words series. The conversation begins at 7:30 pm at The Mark Twain House […]

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Mark Twain House Takes Education Outreach to Maryland

On Monday, February 12, 2018, The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Director of Education, Dr. James Golden, traveled to Potomac, Maryland, to work with the teachers and students of The Bullis School. Their 11th-grade classes were reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and the school engaged the museum to support this effort. Dr. Golden lead classes through […]

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Mark Twain House Seeks Submissions for $25,000 Literature Prize

Hartford, Conn. – The Mark Twain House & Museum is inviting submissions from publishers and others for the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, which carries a $25,000 prize. Two runners-up will each receive $1,000. The award will be made in Fall 2017. Mark Twain House trustee and best-selling author David Baldacci conceived and […]

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Mark Twain House Elects Michael R. Chesman to its Board of Trustees

November 18, 2016 — The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to announce that Michael R. Chesman has been elected to its Board of Trustees. Chesman is senior vice president, associate general counsel, and director of tax law at The Hartford. Before joining The Hartford, Chesman was director of the Office of Professional Responsibility […]

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