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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Twain House Announces Long List for American Voice in Literature Award

The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to announce its long list for the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award (MTAVL). An awards ceremony is set for May 15, 7 p.m. The MTAVL Award, first presented in 2016, honors a work of fiction that best embodies an “American voice” such as Twain established in his 1885 […]

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Neighborhood Studios Offers Paid Internships in the Arts for Teens this Summer

The Neighborhood Studios program, presented by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, is looking for applicants for its 2019 six-week paid internships programs held in the summer for students ages 14-18.  Application deadline is extended to Friday, April 12. The Mark Twain House & Museum presents Write to the Point, a creative writing program of workshops […]

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Author David Baldacci at The Mark Twain House May 16

The Mark Twain House & Museum presents author and Twain House trustee David Baldacci, who will talk about his new thriller, Redemption. This Mark My Words event takes place on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Immanuel Congregational Church, across the street from The Mark Twain House in Hartford. This is the only public appearance Baldacci has […]

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“Twain’s Attic” Exhibition Opens March 21

Please join us Thursday, March 21, 5:30 p.m., for the opening of Twain’s Attic, Ninety Years, Ninety Treasures, a new exhibition at The Mark Twain House & Museum, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the organization that saved, and still preserves, the home of one of America’s greatest writers. Take a peek at 90 objects that cover the saving of the […]

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Strategic Plan, New Board Members, Volunteers Honored at 2019 Annual Meeting

The Mark Twain House & Museum board of trustees approved a three-year strategic plan, welcomed a new board member and honored funders and volunteers at its annual meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Paul Eddy, president of the museum’s board, Pieter Roos, its executive director, and guest speaker Briann Greenfield, executive director of The Harriet […]

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