Tails of Twain Exhibition Opening Reception
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March 22, 2018 • 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
To celebrate a rich aspect of Twain’s life and literary achievement, The Mark Twain House & Museum opens a new exhibition, Tails of Twain: How Animals Shaped the Man & His Work. A reception at 5:30 p.m. in the museum’s Hal Holbrook Hall will precede the opening of the exhibition in the second-floor gallery at 6:00 p.m.
Mark Twain’s affection for all creatures, whether they had paws or claws, wings or whiskers, was one that he shared with his family – and with his readers. His beloved cats, family dog, horses, donkeys, and a calf won the affections of his three daughters at their Hartford home. As a boy in Missouri, he reveled in knowing the creatures of the woods and prairies – and in old age, he felt a deep kinship with the animals large and small that he encountered in his travels.
The exhibition opening is free. We ask that you please register by clicking HERE.