Nightstand Restored Thanks to IMLS Grant

The furnishings in the Mark Twain House include pieces by some of the leading artisans of the 19th century.  Among these is a suite of bedroom furniture by Pottier & Stymus, one of the premier cabinetmaking and decorating firms of the era.  Based in New York City, Pottier & Stymus provided furnishings for many influential […]

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Free Tours From April through June for Hartford Residents

The Mark Twain House & Museum announces a special, limited-time opportunity for residents of the City of Hartford: daily free tours of the Twain House. From April 1 through June 30, 2019, all residents in a City of Hartford ZIP code can visit the museum and take a regular tour of the landmark Mark Twain […]

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Hear Great Authors in the Mark My Words Spring Lineup

A stellar lineup of terrific authors will speak this spring at The Mark Twain House & Museum in the Mark My Words series. Join us for lively conversations with some of today’s leading writers and thinkers. Click on event dates on our calendar for tickets and information. Wednesday, April 3, 7 p.m.: Cathy Guisewite, who created the cartoon “Cathy” […]

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Twain House Announces Long List for American Voice in Literature Award

The Mark Twain House & Museum is pleased to announce its long list for the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award (MTAVL). An awards ceremony is set for May 15, 7 p.m. The MTAVL Award, first presented in 2016, honors a work of fiction that best embodies an “American voice” such as Twain established in his 1885 […]

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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 extended to Friday, April 12. The Mark Twain House & Museum presents Write to the Point, a creative writing program of workshops […]

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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 Opens 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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