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 April 5. The Mark Twain House & Museum presents Write to the Point, a creative writing program of workshops and sessions at […]

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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 to open 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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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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