Clemens Conversations: Seventeen Summers in a Garden

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June 16, 2021 • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Wednesday, June 16 at 3PM EDT – Although his most famous works were set along the Mississippi River of his childhood, Mark Twain composed those novels while living in Nook Farm, a neighborhood of Hartford full of celebrated literary figures. This program explores what it was like in this vibrant community of authors and activists, whose residents included not only Twain, but also novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe, travel writer and journalist Charles Dudley Warner, Civil War hero and senator Joseph Hawley, and female suffrage campaigner Isabella Beecher Hooker. It also considers the ways Twain’s decades in Connecticut shaped his writing, family, and social life.

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. Free tickets reserved for members; general admission is $6.50. REGISTER HERE.

You can find the the Clemens Conversations schedule HERE.


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 and its Travelers Arts Impact Grant program, with major support from The Travelers Foundation. For more information call 860-247-0998 or visit


June 16, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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