Anna Schofer Joins Mark Twain House as Development Associate

Anna Schofer has joined The Mark Twain House & Museum staff as our new Development Associate. She will be responsible for all donor database management, correspondence, and communication with donors and members. A recent graduate of the University of Connecticut,  Anna brings a strong technical and donor database experience, coupled with extensive experience as a […]

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Mark Twain House Recipient of NEH Grant

The Mark Twain House & Museum has been awarded a Preservation Assistance Grant for $1,690 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to assess 26 objects in the museum’s collection. The funds will be used to hire a professional conservator to evaluate personal items and furnishings belonging to Samuel Clemens  or his family members.  They include his […]

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Mark Twain House Returns as a Sponsor of the Hartford Creative Contest

The Mark Twain House & Museum is again sponsoring the Hartford Creative Contest in 2019. 2019 is the fourth year of the contest. The contest offers Hartford students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to express themselves on a theme in essay writing, poetry, and visual art. Prizes are awarded to the top three entries in […]

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Hartford’s Poet Laureate to give Youth Writing Workshop December 28

Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, Hartford’s first poet laureate and an associate professor of English at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, will be offering two youth creative writing workshops at The Mark Twain House & Museum on Dec. 28. Grades 4 to 8 can attend from noon to 2 p.m.; grades 9 to 12 attend from […]

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American Voice In Literature Accepting Entries Until January 15, 2019

The Mark Twain House & Museum is inviting submissions from publishers and authors for the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, which carries a $25,000 prize. Two runners-up will each receive $1,000. The entry deadline is January 15, 2019. Novels and short story collections published in 2017 and 2018 are eligible. Winners will be […]

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Carriage House Restoration Underway

Restoration work is underway on the exterior of Mark Twain’s Carriage House.  To ensure the preservation of this historic building, the museum is having repairs done to its roof and to its intricate woodwork trim, and is having the exterior painted. The Carriage House was designed by architect Edward Tuckerman Potter at the same time […]

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Gilded Age Twain Tree at  Wadsworth Atheneum Festival of Trees

Carol Nicolucci, a Mark Twain House & Museum volunteer, was the head designer of the Mark Twain House Christmas tree included in the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s 45th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. The festival, and the Twain House tree, are on view at the downtown Hartford museum through December 9, 2018. The tabletop tree is […]

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The Holiday Season is a Special Time at the Mark Twain House

The holiday season is busy at The Mark Twain House & Museum with three Jill Sobule concerts, a live radio drama presentation of A Christmas Carol, a Sunday sale in the museum store, and the 38th Annual Friends of the Mark Twain Holiday House tour. Details can be found at marktwainhouse.org/events or by calling 860-247-0998.   Museum Store […]

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Bank of America Awards $10,000 Grant to The Mark Twain House & Museum

Bank of America has awarded a $10,000 grant to The Mark Twain House & Museum. “We look forward to working with Bank of America this year and in the future,” said Pieter Roos, Twain’s Executive Director. “We greatly appreciate Bank of America’s insight into the difference that we make, both to our community in Greater […]

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Crib, Other Clemens Artifacts Restored Thanks to IMLS Grant

A significant artifact of the Clemens family’s life in their Hartford home will be returning to the Mark Twain House. The walnut crib that was used by Sam’s daughters will soon be put on display in the nursery for the first time in almost twenty years. Critically-needed restoration work was recently completed on the crib […]

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Michael L. Campbell Named New CFO

Michael L. Campbell is the new Chief Financial Officer of The Mark Twain House & Museum. Campbell has worked in the nonprofit world for more than 30 years.  He was Director of Finance and Operations at the Connecticut Quality Council for Rensselaer at Hartford, Executive Director of the Hartford Children’s Theatre and SummerWind Performing Arts Center, […]

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2018 Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest Winners Announced

The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest. The program is open to all ages and awards three prizes each in Adult and Young Author categories. Judges considered 264 entries, from 34 states and 11 countries. Adult Category D.R. Beitzel, a writer and […]

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