James Golden Presents “Mark Twain In Hartford” Talk In CCC Heritage Series
February 20 • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
James Golden, education director at The Mark Twain House & Museum, presents Mark Twain in Hartford — Passions, Personalities & Civic Involvements on Wednesday, February 20, 5:30, as part of the Hartford Public Lecture Series at Capital Community College, 950 Main St., Hartford. All events are free and open to the public. Lectures will be 45 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of questions and discussion, and refreshments will be served.
Golden describes his talk: “Although his most famous works were set along the Mississippi River of his childhood, Mark Twain composed those novels while living in the elegant literary community of Nook Farm, in a Hartford of industry, energy, and immigration while celebrating the pre-Civil War South of his youth. This program explores the importance of Connecticut and Hartford to Twain’s life and work, including his famous neighbors, such as 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.”
The five-part heritage series begins Wednesday, January 20, 5:30 p.m., with William Hosley’s talk, Building Hartford, An Architectural History.
On Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 p.m., Donald J. Poland’s speak about Urban Living and Lifestyle in 19th Century Hartford.
Hosley returns on Wednesday April 17, 5:30 p.m., with Rediscovering Old North, Hartford’s Most Historic Neighborhood.
On Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, Hosley leads Treasures of Old North — A Guided Walking Tour.