Programs & Events

THE THIRD RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA’S STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY with Peniel Joseph and Elizabeth Herbin-Triant (Virtual)

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In The Third Reconstruction, Peniel E. Joseph offers a new interpretation of our recent history. He draws connections and insights across centuries from America’s first and second Reconstructions, the movements that arose after the Civil War and during the civil rights era, to a Third Reconstruction in our current age. While the first two Reconstructions fell […]

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Get a Clue Tour – The Christmas Edition! (In-Person)

Mark Twain House

Sea Tea Improv returns for a special Christmas edition of our Get a Clue Tours 🎄🥶🎄 REGISTER HERE. 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 […]

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Get a Clue Tour – The Christmas Edition! (In-Person)

Mark Twain House

Sea Tea Improv returns for a special Christmas edition of our Get a Clue Tours 🎄🥶🎄 REGISTER HERE. 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 […]

Clemens Conversations: DECKING THE HALLS & TRIMMING THE TREE (Virtual)

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“Xmas was invented to knock out the health & strength accumulated in the previous 11 months & shorten people’s lives 10 per cent a year – it does its work & accomplishes its mission with fiendish certainty.” While Sam Clemens may have joked about finding Christmas preparations a bit tiring, his daughter Clara fondly remembered […]

$10.00

I’LL TAKE NEW HAVEN with Lary Bloom and Steve Courtney (Virtual)

Mark Twain House

Journalist and author Lary Bloom and poet Suzanne Levine moved to New Haven in 2015, where they soon acquired Lucca, an Italian water dog. The city won their hearts, and Bloom’s walks on its pavements led to new columns, each one striking an aspect of life, ideas, and gentle humor – tempered with sadness and […]

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COURAGE UNDER FIRE with Steven A. Sund and Duby McDowell (In-Person & Livestream)

Mark Twain House

Drawing upon audio recordings, key documents, and government records, Courage Under Fire, is a gripping personal account that takes readers inside the events leading up to January 6 attack on the US Capitol. Former Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund will discuss his new book and its harrowing account of that pivotal day with veteran journalist […]

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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 […]

IN THE TIME OF OUR HISTORY with Susanne Pari and Kamin Mohammadi (Virtual)

Mark Twain House

An intimate yet universal story, IN THE TIME OF OUR HISTORY is a novel that explores the entangled lives within an Iranian American family. We follow Mitra Jahani as she returns to her parents’ New Jersey home to honor her sister’s One Year – the Persian tradition of marking the first anniversary of someone’s death—and […]

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“STATUS REVOLUTION: How the Lowbrow Became the Highbrow” with Chuck Thompson (Virtual)

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Chuck Thompson and Henry Alford will discuss Chuck’s new book Status Revolution: The Improbable Story of How the Lowbrow Became the Highbrow, which explains why everything we know about status is changing, upends centuries of conventional wisdom, and shows how the new status revolution reflects our place in contemporary society. How did rescue dogs become […]

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A BILLION YEARS: MY ESCAPE FROM SCIENTOLOGY with Mike Rinder and Tony Ortega (Virtual)

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Emmy Award-winner Mike Rinder, one of the highest-ranking defectors from Scientology and co-host of Scientology: The Aftermath with Leah Remini, discusses the secret inner workings of the powerful organization with journalist and Scientology critic Tony Ortega (The Village Voice, The Underground Bunker)Mike Rinder’s parents began taking him to their local Scientology center when he was five years […]

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THE MIDNIGHT KINGDOM with Jared Yates Sexton and Christoph Mergerson (Virtual)

Mark Twain House

In THE MIDNIGHT KINGDOM, Jared Yates Sexton takes a critical look at the forces that have shaped human civilization for centuries. Along with Christoph Mergerson, Associate Professor in Race and Media at Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, Jared will take a hard look at the history of the West, in particular the […]

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