Bros Before Prose: Twichell and Twain

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December 5, 2018 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrate the 40-Year Friendship of The Rev. Joseph Twichell and Mark Twain

Reception at 5 p.m. with cake and cash bar

Program starts 5:30 p.m.

Free. Goodwill donations accepted.

Twain scholar Kerry Driscoll moderates a panel discussion about Mark Twain and his best friend, Joe Twichell, pastor of Asylum Hill Congregational Church with Steve Courtney, Craig Hotchkiss and Andrew Walsh.

They were as close as brothers, their families socialized, and Twichell influenced the celebrated writer’s work.

Steve Courtney, curatorial consultant and author of Joseph Hopkins Twichell: The Life and Times of Mark Twain’s Closest FriendCraig Hotchkiss, former Director of Education at the Twain house who gives living history tours as Twichell; and Dr. Andrew Walsh of Trinity College, who studies the social and religious role of Hartford’s clergy in the late 19th century, are on the panel.

Twain’s Beatrice Fox Auerbach Curator Tracy Brindle, and Assistant Curator Mallory Howard will give an introduction marking the centennial of Twichell’s death.

Reserve your seat.

Meet The Rev. Twichell before the panel! On December 5, the 1 and 3 p.m. Living History tours of the Mark Twain House will be led by The Rev. Joseph Twichell. Tickets are $25 for adults, $17 for children. Buy online or call 860-247-0998.

Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign.