Clemens Conversations: The Character of the Place
August 25 • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm$6.50
The Character of the Place
When Sam Clemens first visited Hartford in 1868, he deemed it “the best built and the handsomest town I have ever seen.” But Hartford was more than just a pretty place–it was the richest city in the United States at the time. “Hartford dollars have a place in half the great moneyed enterprises of the Union,” Clemens noted, and his neighbor Harriet Beecher Stowe called it “fat, rich, and cosy.” This 60-minute program explores the social, cultural, and economic dynamics of the Gilded Age through the city where Clemens helped coin the term itself, as well as the ways the city shaped his career and personal life.
Wednesday August 25 at 3 PM EDT. REGISTER 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.
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 marktwainhouse.org