Clemens Conversations: Christmas Charity in the Gilded Age
December 8 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
Christmas Charity In The Gilded Age
“Great baskets with the feet of turkeys protruding below blankets of flowers and fruit.”
As Clara Clemens recalled years later, one of the most important Christmas traditions for the Clemens family was assembling and delivering baskets of food and gifts to poor families in Hartford. This program explores the family’s charitable efforts in historic context: increasing prosperity for some, increasing poverty for many more, and a society torn over what to do about it.
Join us for this virtual program on Wednesday December 8 at 7:00 PM, live from the beautifully-decorated Mark Twain House. Tickets are $10 per virtual connection; free tickets are available for museum members. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
Clemens Conversations are hosted on Zoom. Once you purchase your ticket, keep an eye out for an emailed receipt, which will contain a link to register for the Zoom session.