The Mark Twain House & Museum Award Re-Accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums

The Mark Twain House & Museum has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. All museums must undergo a re-accreditation review at least every 10 years to maintain […]

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David Baldacci Gives $1 Million to The Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to announce that novelist David Baldacci and his wife Michelle have made a gift of $1 million to the museum. Baldacci, a member of the museum’s board of trustees since 2012, specified that the restricted gift be used to support expanded programming and strategic initiatives. A portion […]

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Neighborhood Studios Classes Begin at Twain House; Performances July 30, August 2

The Mark Twain House & Museum is proud to be part of the Greater Hartford Arts Council‘s Neighborhood Studios program, which develops emerging artists and teaches teens the value of creativity and fundamental career skills they need to succeed in today’s workforce. For six weeks every summer, this program offers paid apprenticeships to students ages […]

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Mark Twain House to Participate in Blue Star Museums

The Mark Twain House & Museum will join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program that provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program runs through Monday, September 2,  Labor Day. A list of participating museums can be found […]

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2019 Hartford Creative Contest Winner Announced

Winners in the Hartford Creative Composition Contest were honored May 4 at a dinner at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church.  Twenty-four students from grades 4-12 read from original essays, poems, or showed a work of art, answering the prompts “My Hartford neighborhood…” or “If I were mayor of Hartford.” Hartford’s Poet Laureate, Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, […]

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Nightstand Restored Thanks to IMLS Grant

The furnishings in the Mark Twain House include pieces by some of the leading artisans of the 19th century.  Among these is a suite of bedroom furniture by Pottier & Stymus, one of the premier cabinetmaking and decorating firms of the era.  Based in New York City, Pottier & Stymus provided furnishings for many influential […]

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Free Tours From April through June for Hartford Residents

The Mark Twain House & Museum announces a special, limited-time opportunity for residents of the City of Hartford: daily free tours of the Twain House. From April 1 through June 30, 2019, all residents in a City of Hartford ZIP code can visit the museum and take a regular tour of the landmark Mark Twain […]

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Hear Great Authors in the Mark My Words Spring Lineup

A stellar lineup of terrific authors will speak this spring at The Mark Twain House & Museum in the Mark My Words series. Join us for lively conversations with some of today’s leading writers and thinkers. Click on event dates on our calendar for tickets and information. Wednesday, April 3, 7 p.m.: Cathy Guisewite, who created the cartoon “Cathy” […]

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