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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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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