Programs & Events

STAYED ON FREEDOM with Dan Berger and Christina Greer (Virtual)

Online

Historian Dan Berger shows, in Stayed on Freedom, how the Black Power movement derived much of its energy, like many radical movements, from the work of activists whose stories have never been told. Berger brings to the fore the stories of two such activists who dedicated their lives to the fight for freedom. Their commitment […]

FREE

LIFE ON DELAY with John Hendrickson and Clint Smith (Virtual)

Mark Twain House

John Hendrickson, senior editor at The Atlantic, takes us on a personal journey of the personal dynamics, professional challenges, and complex issues stutterers like him face daily. An account of perseverance, Life on Delay is a narrative about not giving up, and a glimpse into the process of making peace with our past and present […]

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Say It With Flowers: A Valentine Craft Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Mark Twain House

Friday, February 3 at 6pm; Wine/beer/cocktails cash bar and light refreshments for sale beginning at 5:30! Saturday, February 4 at 1pm People in the Victorian Era knew what greeting card companies these days have forgotten: emotions are complicated–especially love! Any candy heart or last-minute card can say “Be mine,” but using the Victorian language of flowers, […]

$25
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Worthy Of Your Priceless Love: The Letters of Sam & Livy – LIVE! (In-Person)

Mark Twain House

Friday, February 3 at 7:30pm Saturday, February 4 at 2:30pm Join our fabulous Living History actors as they present the story of a marriage: In 1867, Samuel Langhorne Clemens laid eyes on Olivia Langdon for the very first time. The rest is history! Hear the tale of their long correspondence spanning the three decades of […]

$7.00
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Say It With Flowers: A Valentine Craft Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Mark Twain House

Friday, February 3 at 6pm; Wine/beer/cocktails cash bar and light refreshments for sale beginning at 5:30! Saturday, February 4 at 1pm People in the Victorian Era knew what greeting card companies these days have forgotten: emotions are complicated–especially love! Any candy heart or last-minute card can say “Be mine,” but using the Victorian language of flowers, […]

$25
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Worthy Of Your Priceless Love: The Letters of Sam & Livy – LIVE! (In-Person)

Mark Twain House

Friday, February 3 at 7:30pm Saturday, February 4 at 2:30pm Join our fabulous Living History actors as they present the story of a marriage: In 1867, Samuel Langhorne Clemens laid eyes on Olivia Langdon for the very first time. The rest is history! Hear the tale of their long correspondence spanning the three decades of […]

$7.00

A NIGHT WITH COLM TÓIBÍN (In-Person & Livestream)

Mark Twain House

The beloved and celebrated Irish novelist Colm Tóibín makes his return to the Mark Twain House & Museum. Susan Campbell will join him to discuss his new book A Guest at the Feast, a collection of essays about growing up in Ireland during radical change; about cancer, priests, popes, homosexuality, and literature. It is both an […]

$10

BOOTH with Karen Joy Fowler (Virtual)

Mark Twain House

Karen Joy Fowler joins us to discuss her new novel about the family behind one of the most infamous figures in American history: John Wilkes Booth. Longlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize, Booth explores the multiple scandals, family triumphs, and criminal disasters of the Booth family. Considered the “Best Book of the Year” by NPR […]

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YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE with Sean Dietrich (In-Person)

Mark Twain House

The celebrated storyteller "Sean of the South" will join us to talk about his new book You Are My Sunshine—a laugh-out-loud funny true story about a (really long) bike adventure that he took with his wife, Jamie. With hilarious, touching, and sometimes terrifying moments, it’ll remind you what's most important in life including the value […]

$10

COMET MADNESS with Richard Goodrich and Pamela Gay (Virtual)

Mark Twain House

“I came in with Halley’s Comet,” said Mark Twain in 1909, “It is coming again next year. The Almighty has said, no doubt, ‘Now there are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’” He died on April 21, 1910—one day after the comet had once again reached its perihelion.   […]

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EMPIRE OF ICE AND STONE with Buddy Levy and Deborah Blum (Virtual) 

Mark Twain House

Considered “a life-and-death drama…brimming with malevolence and malfeasance but also humble charity and true nobility,” Empire of Ice and Stone tells the story of the ill-fated 1913 Canadian Artic Expedition of the wooden-hulled brigantine Karluk—considered the last great voyage of “The Age of Discovery.” An exploration of the forces that drive our hearts to extremes, Empire of Ice and Stone is filled […]

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Get a Clue TOURS with Sea Tea Improv

Mark Twain House

Sea Tea Improv returns! GET A CLUE Tours will be offered on special nights at The Mark Twain House & Museum, using the various rooms (secret passageway, conservatory, billiards room, and more) of the Twain house -- and some of the author's favorite literary characters -- as part of the game. Who killed that varmint Pap […]