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September 2018
$75

Writing in Mark Twain’s Library – 2018

September 27 • 6:00 pm

Not a writing class, not a writing workshop, just three hours of uninterrupted writing time in Mark Twain’s own library. Join a select handful of fellow scribblers to write, reflect, and plot whatever piece of literature you’re working on. The space is quiet, except for the burbling fountain in the nearby conservatory, and infused with Mark Twain’s spirit. Don’t miss this very special opportunity. Laptops are welcome, but there is NO WI-FI; make sure you charge up before you come, as…

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Tapping Into Twain 2018

September 28 • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We’re tapping into the second decade of brew fests at The Mark Twain House & Museum! Our signature fundraiser, Tapping Into Twain, returns to the museum for its 11th year on Friday, September 28, 2018, at 5 p.m. Beer, food, music, and a party fit for the original American humorist will greet you at the door. Classic brews from Charter Oak Brewing Co., Stony Creek Brewery, Alvarium Beer Co., Back East Brewery, Willimantic Brewing Co., Firefly Hollow Brewing, Broad Brook…

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$30

Mark My Words: Gary Shteyngart

September 29 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gary Shteyngart, author of the New York Times bestseller Absurdistan, will give the keynote presentation Saturday, September 29, during the 2018 Writers Weekend at The Mark Twain House & Museum. He'll be joined in conversation by writer and “Literary Disco” podcast co-host Julia Pistell. Shteyngart is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Little Failure (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) and the novels Super Sad True Love Story (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize),  and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook (winner of the Stephen Crane Award for…

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October 2018

The Trouble Begins: Kaitlyn Oberndorfer – “How Nook Farm Came To Be”

October 4 • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Mark Twain House and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center for this fall's The Trouble Begins lecture series. October 4: Kaitlyn Oberndorfer, Education and Exhibitions Coordinator at the Wethersfield Historical Society, will speak on "Twain's Nook Farm: How the Mark Twain House & Museum Came to Be." From its mid-19th century purchase by brother in laws John Hooker and Francis Gillette, Nook Farm grew to be a touchstone community of the greater Hartford area comprised of social activists, intellectuals,…

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$25

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

October 5 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back! Tours run at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM. Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Tickets…

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$40

Storytelling Workshop with Terry Wolfisch Cole

October 10 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ira Glass of This American Life says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.” Whether you want to tell your story on stage, in a business meeting, or with your grandchildren on your lap, storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole will teach you skills to captivate listeners and engage any audience.  Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder of Tell Me Another, a Hartford-based storytelling show. She regularly performs and teaches the art and craft of storytelling in the area. Tickets…

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$25

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

October 12 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back! Tours run at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM. Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Tickets…

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Mark My Words: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

October 12 • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Jarrett Krosoczka will present Hey, Kiddo, his critically acclaimed young adult memoir. The new book is a departure from Krosoczka's popular Lunch Lady graphic novel series and the Platypus Police Squad chapter book series. Hey, Kiddo is a personal story presented as a graphic memoir. Krosoczka wrote and illustrated the new book. Krosoczka, who grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts, depended on his grandparents as his mother battled a heroin addiction. He did not know his father. His mother died in 2017, as Krosoczka was writing his memoir. Hey, Kiddo is included in…

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$25

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

October 13 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back! Tours run at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM. Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Tickets…

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$25

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

October 18 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back! Tours run at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM. Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Tickets…

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$25

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

October 19 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back! Tours run at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM. Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Tickets…

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$25

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

October 20 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back! Tours run at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM. Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Tickets…

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$25

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

October 25 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back! Tours run at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM. Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Tickets…

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$30

Restaurant Confidential: Tyler Anderson, Carole Peck & Steve Abrams Share Secrets With Frank Rizzo

October 25 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ever think of starting a restaurant, or curious about what it’s like to run one, or wonder why your favorite eatery is no longer there? These veterans of the food business will tell all. Freelance writer Frank Rizzo will lead a conversation with three of Connecticut’s leading restaurateurs about the inspirations, challenges, sorrows, and joys of creating — and sustaining — high-profile, fine-dining establishments. Tyler Anderson is chef and owner of Simsbury’s Millwright and co-owner of West Hartford’s The Cook and the…

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$25

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

October 26 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back! Tours run at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM. Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Tickets…

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$20

Capital Classics Presents: Frankenstein – A Radio Drama

October 26 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 27, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on October 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

Capital Classics brings radio-theater performances of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford this Halloween week. Just like the days of the golden age of radio, Company members use live sound effects, music and their storytelling vocal skills to tell an adaption of Mary Shelley's 200-year-old novel. Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as this anguished monster. Frankenstein is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young…

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$25

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

October 27 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back! Tours run at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM. Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales — and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions. Tickets…

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$20

Capital Classics Presents: Frankenstein – A Radio Drama

October 27 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 27, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on October 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

Capital Classics brings radio-theater performances of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford this Halloween week. Just like the days of the golden age of radio, Company members use live sound effects, music and their storytelling vocal skills to tell an adaption of Mary Shelley's 200-year-old novel. Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as this anguished monster. Frankenstein is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young…

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$20

Capital Classics Presents: Frankenstein – A Radio Drama

October 28 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 27, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

Capital Classics brings radio-theater performances of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford this Halloween week. Just like the days of the golden age of radio, Company members use live sound effects, music and their storytelling vocal skills to tell an adaption of Mary Shelley's 200-year-old novel. Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as this anguished monster. Frankenstein is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young…

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November 2018
$75

Writing in Mark Twain’s Library – 2018

November 1 • 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 14, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on July 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 1, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on November 30, 2018 at 6:00pm

Not a writing class, not a writing workshop, just three hours of uninterrupted writing time in Mark Twain’s own library. Join a select handful of fellow scribblers to write, reflect, and plot whatever piece of literature you’re working on. The space is quiet, except for the burbling fountain in the nearby conservatory, and infused with Mark Twain’s spirit. Don’t miss this very special opportunity. Laptops are welcome, but there is NO WI-FI; make sure you charge up before you come, as…

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$10

The Mouth-Off: “Love at First Bite” with Chion Wolf

November 9 • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Humans have a lot in common - DNA, respiration, and eating food! Come tell and hear stories on the theme, “Love at First Bite - stories about food”, at The Mouth-Off at the Mark Twain House & Museum hosted by Chion Wolf on Friday, November 9th at 7:30pm! Do you have a story about food you'd like to tell? Email mouthoffhartford@gmail.com with your name, and a short description of what your story is about. No need to write every detail,…

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$75

Writing in Mark Twain’s Library – 2018

November 30 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Not a writing class, not a writing workshop, just three hours of uninterrupted writing time in Mark Twain’s own library. Join a select handful of fellow scribblers to write, reflect, and plot whatever piece of literature you’re working on. The space is quiet, except for the burbling fountain in the nearby conservatory, and infused with Mark Twain’s spirit. Don’t miss this very special opportunity. Laptops are welcome, but there is NO WI-FI; make sure you charge up before you come, as…

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December 2018
$25

Get A Clue Murder Mystery House Tours

December 14 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Get A Clue Murder Mystery Tours take participants through the various rooms (secret passageway, conservatory, billiards room, and more) of the Twain house — and some of the author’s favorite literary characters — as part of the game. Who killed that varmint Pap Finn? Was it Tom Sawyer in the Library with the Wrench? Merlin in the Billiard Room with the Knife? The Pauper in the Kitchen with the Rope? Play our…

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