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.


March 22, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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