Clemens Conversations: Decking The Halls & Trimming The Tree

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December 22, 2021 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Decking The Halls & Trimming The Tree

“Xmas was invented to knock out the health & strength accumulated in the previous 11 months & shorten people’s lives 10 per cent a year – it does its work & accomplishes its mission with fiendish certainty.”

While Sam Clemens may have joked about finding Christmas preparations a bit tiring, his daughter Clara fondly remembered the “royal preparations for Christmastide” each year in their Hartford home. This program explores how every member of the household helped to get the home ready for Christmas, as well as the meals they ate, the stories they read, and the games they played.

Join us for the virtual program on Wednesday December 22 at 7 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


December 22, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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