Christmas Clemens Conversations

Clemens Conversations returns this December! Join members of our historical interpretation team for four virtual evening programs, delivered live from the beautifully-decorated Mark Twain House during the month of December. Each program will explore different aspects of the Clemens family’s holiday traditions and celebrations–both at home in Hartford and abroad in the world: decorations and […]

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Sam’s Shorts: “A Curious Pleasure Excursion,” 1874

Welcome to Sam’s Shorts! Each month we bring you a brief passage from one of Mark Twain’s less-familiar works, inviting you to read, reflect, and respond. Then we share what we learned from your responses, answer some of your questions, and tell you a bit more about the background and context of the piece. You […]

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You Can Visit These Famous Writers’ Former Homes

Thank you to House Beautiful for including The Mark Twain House & Museum in their recent article on visiting famous writers’ homes! You can read the pull article at www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/a36806260/writers-historic-house-museums-edith-wharton-jane-austen-mark-twain-ernest-hemingway/

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The Mark Twain House & Museum Receives a $25,000 Grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation to Support Education Programs for Hartford Students

June 10, 2021/ Hartford, CT…The Lincoln Financial Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to The Mark Twain House & Museum to support the museum’s educational programs that serve Hartford students. These programs include its Free Visit Program, which allows Hartford schools to tour the museum and participate in its various interactive learning programs, including creative […]

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Sam’s Shorts: “Get vaccinated,” 1871

Welcome to Sam’s Shorts! Each month we bring you a brief passage from one of Mark Twain’s less-familiar works, inviting you to read, reflect, and respond. Then we share what we learned from your responses, answer some of your questions, and tell you a bit more about the background and context of the piece. You […]

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CLEMENS CONVERSATIONS

Virtual interactive lectures, document discussions, & ongoing research. Starting in June, The Mark Twain House & Museum is introducing Clemens Conversations! Join members of our curatorial and historical interpretation teams to explore the extensive research being done at The Mark Twain House & Museum.   THIS SUMMER SERIES FEATURES FIVE VIRTUAL PROGRAMS: Seventeen Summers in a […]

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Sam’s Shorts: “Woman-Haters,” 1869

Welcome to Sam’s Shorts! Each month we bring you a brief passage from one of Mark Twain’s less-familiar works, inviting you to read, reflect, and respond. Then we share what we learned from your responses, answer some of your questions, and tell you a bit more about the background and context of the piece. You […]

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In Memory of Hal Holbrook: 1925-2021

The Board and Staff of The Mark Twain House & Museum wish to extend our condolences to the family and many friends of Hal Holbrook, the great actor who passed on January 23. So well-known and beloved for his vivid, delightful, funny, and principled portrayal of Samuel Langhorne Clemens — our Mark Twain — he […]

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The Mark Twain House & Museum Announces Virtual Author Events on Adventuring, Our Town, James Bond, Leadership, and Latinx Journalism

Featured Authors include Adventurers Roman Dial and Caroline Van Hemert, Theatre Writer Howard Sherman, Film Historian Steven Jay Rubin, Philanthropist and Venture Capitalist David Rubenstein, and Acclaimed Anchor Maria Hinojosa January 19, 2021/Hartford, CT… The Mark Twain House & Museum kicks off their 2021 virtual conversations with adventurers Roman Dial and Caroline van Hemert, theatre […]

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Sam’s Shorts: “As Regards Patriotism,” 1901

Welcome to Sam’s Shorts! Each month we bring you a brief passage from one of Mark Twain’s less-familiar works, inviting you to read, reflect, and respond. Then we share what we learned from your responses, answer some of your questions, and tell you a bit more about the background and context of the piece. You […]

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Call for Entries for 2020 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award

The Mark Twain House & Museum is accepting submissions of novels and short story collections through January 31, 2021 for the 2020 MARK TWAIN AMERICAN VOICE IN LITERATURE Award. The MTAVL Award goes to a work of fiction published during the previous calendar year (in this case, January 1 – December 31, 2020) that best […]

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