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November 2017

Free Day for Hartford Residents

November 19 • 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

On Sunday, November 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., The Hartford is sponsoring a Free Admission Day for Hartford residents. Hartford residents can simply plunk down proof of residency at the front desk to enjoy the tour of Twain’s extraordinary Gilded Age home with knowledgeable, eloquent guides; to see the elegant, recently restored Mahogany Room guest suite; to take in the museum’s exhibition on this important restoration, Renewing the Royal Chamber; and view the funny and furious Twain’s Temper…

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The Trouble Begins at 5:30: Henry Cohn on “A Challenging Inheritance: The Fate of Mark Twain’s Will”

November 29 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

5:00 p.m. reception, 5:30 p.m. talk Mark Twain died in Connecticut in 1910. What lessons can we draw from his will? At our Nov. 29 "Trouble Begins" event, Superior Court Judge Henry Cohn will provide a “legal history” of that will and a subsequent will of his daughter, Clara Clemens. These wills illuminate aspects of the complex relationships in the Clemens family.  The lecture will also highlight Twain’s financial successes and the emergence of the Mark Twain Foundation and the…

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The Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Awards

November 30 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Please join us for the 2017 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Awards ceremony -- on Mark Twain's birthday. The Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award is presented by The Mark Twain House & Museum to the author whose book, published in the previous calendar year, best embodies an "American voice" such as Twain established in his masterpiece Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This year’s finalists include Dodgers by Bill Beverly, The Inseparables by Stuart Nadler, and Zero K by Don DeLillo. The judges for the final round…

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December 2017

The 37th Annual Friends of The Mark Twain House & Museum House Tour

December 3 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Friends of The Mark Twain House & Museum will hold its 37th annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the Mark Twain House, the first floor of Wadsworth Atheneum's Austin House, and 3 private homes. The Mark Twain House will be decorated for a late-19th-century Christmas, and the private homes will be decorated according to their homeowners' holiday traditions. Local musicians will play at private homes and The MTH&M throughout…

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