The Trouble Begins: Kaitlyn Oberndorfer – “How Nook Farm Came To Be”
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October 4, 2018 • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join the Mark Twain House and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center for this fall’s The Trouble Begins lecture series.
October 4: Kaitlyn Oberndorfer, Education and Exhibitions Coordinator at the Wethersfield Historical Society, will speak on “Twain’s Nook Farm: How the Mark Twain House & Museum Came to Be.”
From its mid-19th century purchase by brother in laws John Hooker and Francis Gillette, Nook Farm grew to be a touchstone community of the greater Hartford area comprised of social activists, intellectuals, and literary minds endowed with local, national, and even international notoriety. Although the neighborhood lost some of its glow with the passing of titans like Twain and Stowe, a 20th century spirit of reverence for its original inhabitants turned this glow into the beginnings of a specific brand of Hartford historic preservation. This presentation will explore the events which led to the rise and creation of the Mark Twain House and Museum.
Light refreshments will be served at 5 pm; Trouble to begin at 5:30 pm.
The Trouble Begins series is made possible in part by the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira, New York, and by Connecticut Natural Gas.