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October 2018
$25

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

October 25 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back! Tours run at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM. Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Tickets…

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$30

Restaurant Confidential: Tyler Anderson, Carole Peck & Steve Abrams Share Secrets With Frank Rizzo

October 25 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ever think of starting a restaurant? Curious about what it’s like to run one? Wonder why your favorite eatery is no longer there? Freelance writer Frank Rizzo will lead a conversation with three of Connecticut’s leading restaurateurs about the inspirations, challenges, sorrows, and joys of creating — and sustaining — high-profile, fine-dining establishments. Tyler Anderson is chef and owner of Simsbury’s Millwright and co-owner of West Hartford’s The Cook and the Bear. Earlier this year Anderson opened the Spanish-themed Porrón & Pĩna at the…

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$25

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

October 26 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back! Tours run at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM. Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Tickets…

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$25

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

October 27 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back! Tours run at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM. Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Tickets…

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November 2018

UCONN Forum: “Mark Twain and Political Corruption: The Gilded Age Today”

November 13 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The UCONN Forum at the Mark Twain House is a panel discussion that examines current events through the lens of Mark Twain. Panelists are distinguished academics from the University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The panel is chaired by Davita Silfen Glasberg, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The theme of the November panel will be political corruption, as framed through an excerpt from The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today.  The Gilded Age was…

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$40

Mark My Words: Janet Evanovich

November 14 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland Street
Hartford,Connecticut06105United States
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  Author Janet Evanovich celebrates the publication of her 25th Stephanie Plum novel, Look Alive Twenty-Five. Join her in conversation with humor author and UConn professor Gina Barreca as they talk about her successful writing career. A copy of the new book is included. Evanovich, like her character Stephanie Plum, grew up in New Jersey. After graduating from Rutgers, marriage, and motherhood, she began writing romance novels. Robert De Niro's performance as a bounty hunter in Midnight Run inspired her to create…

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West End Book Series: Michele K. Troy

November 28 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Mark Twain House & Museum continues its new West End Wednesdays Book Talk Series, on November 28 with writer Michele Troy. Troy is professor of English at Hillyer College at the University of Hartford. Her book, Strange Bird: The Albatross Press and the Third Reich, tells the story of how the Nazi regime tolerated the Albatross press—for both economic and propaganda gains—and how Albatross exploited its insider position to keep Anglo-American books alive under fascism. Reception with cash bar…

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The Trouble Begins: Stowe’s ‘Pets of the Parlor’: Domesticated Birds and Animal Rights in Nook Farm

November 29 • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This event has been rescheduled to THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, because of bad weather forecast for Thursday, November 15. Dr. Catherine Burton, Program Manager for School and Writing Programs for The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, talks about “Stowe’s ‘Pets of the Parlor’: Domesticated Birds and Animal Rights in Nook Farm.” The Mark Twain House & Museum is collaborating with its next-door neighbor, The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, for the Autumn and Winter program of its popular scholarly lecture series, The Trouble Begins at 5:30.…

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$18.35

Mark Twain Birthday Lecture: Nicholson Baker

November 30 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In honor of Mark Twain’s birthday November 30, 1835,  Nicholson Baker, the critically acclaimed, best-selling author of 10 novels and five nonfiction books, will talk about his writing career and his love of Mark Twain with Jennifer LaRue, Director of Writing Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum.  Baker's books include The Mezzanine, Vox, U & I, and, most recently, Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids.  Baker, like Twain, is a keen observer of the human condition, and…

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December 2018

Friends of the Mark Twain House & Museum Holiday House Tour

December 2 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Friends of The Mark Twain House & Museum will hold its 38th annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homes may be visited in any order during the event. Visit the Mark Twain House and the private homes of Michael Peck, Susan and Gary Bazzano, Brooke and Ted Whittemore, and Sheila and John D'Agostino.  The Mark Twain House will be decorated for a late-19th-century Christmas and the private homes will be…

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$20

Frank Rizzo – 10 Things To Know Before You See Hamilton – Encore Presentation

December 4 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Back by popular demand! The national tour of the blockbuster musical Hamilton will have a three-week run in Hartford at the Bushnell in December.  Variety theater critic and Connecticut arts writer Frank Rizzo presents his audio-visual presentation, which describes the back story of the show’s creation, discusses how the artistic team developed the work over time, reveals how accurate the musical is to history, and talks about Hamilton’s impact on education, politics, and culture. By breaking down a song or two, Rizzo will also…

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Bros Before Prose: Twichell and Twain

December 5 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrate the 40-Year Friendship of The Rev. Joseph Twichell and Mark Twain Reception at 5 p.m. with cake and cash bar Program starts 5:30 p.m. Free. Goodwill donations accepted. Twain scholar Kerry Driscoll moderates a panel discussion about Mark Twain and his best friend, Joe Twichell, pastor of Asylum Hill Congregational Church with Steve Courtney, Craig Hotchkiss and Andrew Walsh. They were as close as brothers, their families socialized, and Twichell influenced the celebrated writer’s work. Steve Courtney, curatorial consultant and author…

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