New England Magazine’s 10 Events to visit in Connecticut this winter!

New England magazine has featured The Mark Twain House & Museum in their list of 10 Events to visit in Connecticut this winter! Although we aren’t currently able to welcome you into the home to view the holiday decorations, we invite you to join us at one of our many virtual events happening throughout December, […]

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Sam’s Shorts: “A Presidential Candidate,” 1879

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. Remember […]

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Sam’s Shorts: “Adam’s Soliloquy,” 1905

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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Three Clemens Books Repaired Thanks to Grants from IMLS & Renée B. Fisher Foundation

Thanks to a Museums for America Grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and a grant from the Renée B. Fisher Foundation Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, three books in The Mark Twain House & Museum’s collection have undergone professional conservation treatment at the Northeast Document Conservation Center. […]

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The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to announce the short list for its Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award (MTAVL). The winner will be announced in mid-April, and an award ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2020. The MTAVL Award, first presented in 2016, honors a work of fiction published in the previous calendar year (in this case, 2019) that best […]

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Get a Clue Murder Mystery Tours Featured in Hartford Courant

The new season of the Get a Clue Murder Mystery tours kick off Saturday, February 29. The popular interactive tours, based loosely on the board game “Clue” features Sea Tea Improv players portraying fiction and real-life characters in Mark Twain’s life. Solve the mystery of who killed Pap Finn by going room to room and […]

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Baldacci Challenge A Success

Thank you for your generous support of the Baldacci Challenge! As you know David & Michelle Baldacci donated $1 million to The Mark Twain House & Museum earlier this year and $100,000 was set aside for a community challenge. The Baldacci’s offered to match every dollar raised, up to $100,000, through January 31, 2020. We […]

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Time To Vote in Best of Hartford Magazine Readers’ Poll

We need your vote for the 2020 Best of Hartford Magazine Readers Poll. We’re asking for your vote in two Entertainment categories. Please cast your ballot for “Best Museum.” In past years we have won for Best Venue.  Please write us in as The Mark Twain House & Museum in that category, too. Thank you. […]

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In the News: The Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House & Museum was in the news over the past few days in coverage about our new Director of Collections, our Mark Twain Birthday Lecture, and a destination tour story. Jodi C. DeBruyne is our new Beatrice Fox Auerbach Director of Collections. She is Director of Collections at the Abbe Museum in […]

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Our Thanks to Lincoln Financial Foundation for Education Grant

Lincoln Financial Foundation has awarded The Mark Twain House & Museum $25,000 to support education programs for Hartford students and teachers. The funds help make possible the Free Visit Program, which allows students to tour the landmark Mark Twain House and the museum’s exhibitions, and participate in interactive learning programs; creative writing programs for middle […]

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Copper Roof Repaired Over Ombra

Repairs to the copper roof of the ombra (porch) of the landmark Mark Twain House are complete. The roof angle was reset to allow water to flow away from the house. Installation of new ice and water shields, linings, and flashing also strengthen the house’s protection from water damage. This project has been partially funded […]

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