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West End Wednesdays: Scott Wallace

Mark Twain House

West End Wednesdays features authors who live in or near the West End of Hartford. Scott Wallace is a writer, photographer, broadcast journalist and public speaker who covers the environment, vanishing cultures, and  conflict over land and resources in the world’s volatile frontier regions. He is a former Central America correspondent for CBS News,  Newsweek, […]

Free

Get A Clue Murder Mystery Tours

Mark Twain House

Play our live-action version of the classic board game CLUE in an hour-long tour featuring the famed comedy troupe Sea Tea Improv as Twain’s beloved characters/suspects. Get A Clue Tours provide all the murder, mayhem, and merriment you expect in a whodunit. Our Clue Tours were featured on an episode of the Travel Channel show Wackiest Tours! Get A […]

$25

Get A Clue Murder Mystery Tours

Mark Twain House

Play our live-action version of the classic board game CLUE in an hour-long tour featuring the famed comedy troupe Sea Tea Improv as Twain’s beloved characters/suspects. Get A Clue Tours provide all the murder, mayhem, and merriment you expect in a whodunit. Our Clue Tours were featured on an episode of the Travel Channel show Wackiest Tours! Get A […]

$25

CANCELLED: Clemens Christmas Kick-Off: Museum Store Sunday

Mark Twain House

CANCELLED: Clemens Christmas Kick-Off Celebration! Join us December 1 for a day packed with holiday cheer featuring Christmas themed hour tours, photos with Santa, MAJOR Museum Store Sunday discounts (think Black Friday but specific to non-profit museums), and a free performance by The Niantic Community Church bell choir of your favorite holiday tunes! Free baked […]

Mark My Words: Susannah Cahalan Talks About Mental Health In “The Great Pretender”

Mark Twain House

Since her bestselling memoir Brain on Fire, where she chronicles her own struggles with modern medicine after being misdiagnosed with a serious mental illness, author and journalist Susannah Cahalan has become a leading voice on the treatment of mental illness in America. Brain on Fire has sold over a million copies, spent 52 weeks on […]

$20

Marley and Scrooge: Frenemies Reimagined

Hartford Stage 50 Church Street, Hartford

“Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.” So begins Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday tale, A Christmas Carol. But how much do we really know about Jacob Marley and his “friendship” with Ebenezer Scrooge?  When and how did it begin? How would it have evolved had Marley lived? Acclaimed author Jon Clinch […]

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The Trouble Begins: Tom Raines: “Who Was George Griffin?

Mark Twain House

In an on-stage interview with Mark Twain House historian Steve Courtney, Tom Raines – who plays the Clemens family’s butler, George Griffin, in the museum’s Living History program – will talk about the man he portrays, his life, his role in the household, and his extraordinary outlook on his times. Griffin was born a slave, […]

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RESCHEDULED: Mark Twain’s Birthday Lecture: Bob Mankoff

Mark Twain House

Bob Mankoff will deliver this year's Mark Twain's Birthday Lecture, a new event at which we bring a celebrated guest to speak about Twain, writing, humor, and other fascinating topics. Mankoff, the former, long-time cartoon editor for The New Yorker, will give a talk called "Your Sense of Humor: Don't Leave Home Without It." Mankoff […]

$18.35

Frederick–Douglass Knowles II’s Youth Poetry Workshop: “The Young Poetry of Tupac Shakur”

Mark Twain House

We are excited to welcome back Frederick-Douglass Knowles II for a second year adding his time and talent to the Hartford Creative Contest. Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, an associate professor of English at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, has been named the first poet laureate of Hartford. His mission as poet laureate is to create […]

The Mouth-Off With Chion Wolf

Mark Twain House

The Mouth-Off, hosted by Chion Wolf, returns for five Fridays If you have a story you'd like to tell email MouthOffHartford@gmail.com with your name, and a short description of what your story is about. No need to write every detail, just a few sentences to get us curious. Submissions close two weeks before the event, […]

Mark My Words: Gina Barreca and Tracy Strauss on “Writing About Love”

Mark Twain House

  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Tracy Strauss, author of the new book I JUST HAVEN’T MET YOU YET, and Gina Barreca, Hartford Courant columnist and UCONN Distinguished Professor of English, will discuss “Writing About Love: How to Find It, How to Lose It, and Whether You Want to Bother With It At All.” […]

$20

The 1619 Project: Historically Black Colleges & Universities

August 1619, twenty enslaved Africans were delivered to the colony of Virginia. The trade of “20 and odd” enslaved Africans marked a major turning point in American slavery. In August 2019, The New York Times launched a major journalistic and programmatic initiative called The 1619 Project . This multi-pronged and far-reaching examination of the four-century […]