Annual Gala

Tara & Tony Costanzo, Gala Co-Chairs

Gala Honoree David Baldacci

As The Mark Twain House & Museum marks 90 years since its founding, we celebrate Hartford’s history and the writers, then and now, who have carried on the literary traditions since Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe. We look back to 1929, when a forward-thinking group of Hartford residents formed the Mark Twain Commission to save the venerable homestead from demolition. Today, we commemorate the past 90 years with our exhibition, Twain’s Attic: 90 Years, 90 Treasures. We focus our gala on the writers who now help make Hartford the great city it is. In keeping the true spirit of Twain alive, we invite you to look back to 1929 and dress in your favorite Roaring Twenties style!

For more information and Gala Sponsorship opportunities or auction donations, please contact Rosalie Roth, Director of Development, at or call 860-280-3113.

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