Events & Programs

A Rich Selection of Activities for Young and Old and In Between

Mark Twain loved a good circus, and so do we. So we are proud to present a rich array of events that range from the "Trouble Begins at 5:30" lecture series, to the "Tapping into Twain" Oktoberfest, to the many family activities such as Tom Sawyer Day and the Ice Cream Social, to our spooky Graveyard Shift ghost tours, to our Mark My Words event and other appearances by major authors – and much, much more. So have a look through the year ahead by clicking on the tabs below.

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June


# Book/Mark with Jenny Allen POSTPONED!

Wednesday, June 7, 7 p.m.

Jenny Allen's appearance has been postponed till this fall. Please check the website for updates; ticketholders will receive an e-mail explaining their options. We apologize for any inconvenience!

jenny allen

Jenny Allen is a writer and performer. Her essays and articles have appeared for years in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, New York, Vogue, EsquireMore, The Huffington Post, and Good Housekeeping. Recent essays appear in Andy Borowitz’s anthology The Fifty Funniest American Writers and in In the Fullness of Time: 32 Women on Life After 50.

Now, for the first time, Allen’s hilarious and wonderful works are collected in one place. Jenny is many things—a playwright, journalist, essayist, actress, and monologist, perhaps best known for her one-woman show I Got Sick Then I Got Better. She fearlessly tackles the serious and the not-so-serious with equal candor and curiosity. Reading Jenny Allen is a lot like sitting with a best friend; her essays are intimate and immediate. WOULD EVERYBODY PLEASE STOP? is as thoughtful as it is entertaining. We hope you enjoy this hilarious gem jam-packed with thirty-five inventive, provocative essays from one of our beloved humorists.

Join us to hear Jenny Allen talk about her new book Would Everybody Please Stop? Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas.A book sale and signing will follow the talk.

Tickets are $10. Click here!

# The MOuTH: Take My Advice!

Friday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.

the mouth take adviceWe could use your advice! And stories about advice - What led up to the helpful hint? What happened after? Was it good advice, or terrible? Hear and tell stories on the theme “Take My Advice” hosted by Chion Wolf at The MOuTH at the Mark Twain House & Museum on Friday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m!

E-mail HartfordMouth@gmail.com with your name, and a short description of what your story is about. No need to give me every detail, just a few sentences that get me curious. Submissions close a week and a day before the event, but the sooner you can email me, the happier I’ll be, and the happier I’ll be… Well, the happier I’ll be.

Your story must be FEWER THAN 10 MINUTES. (Note - it usually takes longer to tell your story than you think! Tell it a few times to friends, refine it, and time it!) During the event, you'll see me in the front row with a fancypants iPad that will count you down. If you go over the time limit, I'll tackle you in front of everybody (IN MY MIND).

***STORIES ARE TOLD WITHOUT NOTES! You just get up there and tell the tale off the top of your head***
***STORIES ARE REAL! Not that we’ll be doing any fact-checking, but this event features TRUE stories***

If you don't get on the list, don't take it personally! It's our loss, and hopefully we can hear from you at a future MOuTH event (see below).

There is also a "Wild Card"! After the fifth speaker finishes, I ask volunteers to raise their hands and holler out a number. Those numbers are put into a hat/pocket/bowl/basket/crock pot/human skull, and whoever is chosen has a 5 minute limit to tell their story on that night’s theme before the final speaker goes on.

No stories on this theme? Well, I’m always accepting submissions for our remaining 2017 themes:
September 8 - Realizing the Obvious: Epiphanies
November 17 - All In The Family

PLEASE NOTE:
- $12 to get in (speakers and their plus-one get in free!)
-The event audio is recorded, and though I’ll ask you to sign a release if you are telling a story, your participation on stage doubles as permission to use the story in any broadcasts that I’m scheming up. If you are a speaker and want to keep your recording private, please let me know before the event is over.
-Profanity IS allowed, dammit!
-Have an idea for a theme in the future? Have something on your mind about The MOuTH? Email HartfordMouth@gmail.com.
-TO BOOK TICKETS WITH A REAL PERSON WHO HAS FEELINGS AND EXPERIENCES: 860- 280-3130.

Admission is $12. Get your tickets HERE!

# CLUE Murder Mystery House Tours

Saturday, June 10, Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

CLUE Mystery Murder Tours of the Mark Twain House

 

CLUE!

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 live-action version of the classic board game CLUE in an hour-long tour featuring the famed comedy troupe SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects. CLUE Tours provide all the murder, mayhem, and merriment you expect in a whodunit. Our Clue Tours were featured on an episode of the Travel Channel show "Wackiest Tours!"

Sea Tea Improv is an improv comedy company, professionally trained by Hartford Stage Company, ImprovBoston, and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, that dazzles Hartford and beyond on a regular basis with its witty interpretations of audience suggestions.  The troupe performs short improvised games and long improvised plays at public & private functions, teach classes to students of all ages, and train professionals in the art of communication. They've performed all over Connecticut, New England, and up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

This event is supported by Webster Bank.

Reservations are required, and tours sell out, so please book early.

Tickets are $24; museum members are $17; children 6 to 17 are $15.  

Lets Go Arts program members are entitled to a discount; click the ticket-purchase link below to learn more.

To purchase tickets call 860- 247-0998 or click HERE!

# TOM SAWYER DAY!

Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us on Connecticut Open House Day 2017 for Tom Sawyer Day, our annual family event, featuring free music, games, activities, ice cream and more! We’ll also offer discounted tours of the Mark Twain House.

tom sawyer day

Tom Sawyer Day is supported by the Greater Hartford Arts Council with major support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

# The Trouble Begins at 5:30: "My Dear Howells:" The Literary Friendship of Samuel Clemens and William Dean Howells

Thursday, June 15, 5:00 Reception, 5:30 Lecture

The personal and professional relationship of Mark Twain and William Dean Howells was one of the most important in American letters. Howells was a significant literary gatekeeper as editor of the Atlantic Monthly, as well as a major novelist in his own right. Understanding their relationship illuminates the culture, business, and ideas that animated post-Civil War American literature.

Daniel Mrozowski is a Visiting Lecturer in English at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Mrozowski is the President of the William Dean Howells Society of America, a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the 19th century editor, author and critic, that sponsors regular panels at the annual American Literature Association convention.  Dr. Mrozowski’s research and writing focuses on 19th century American literature and its intersection with business history.  He is working on a book about the rise of the corporation and its influence on American fiction during the Gilded Age.

The Trouble Begins at 5:30 Lecture Series is sponsored by Connecticut Humanities.

This event is presented at no cost but reservations are highly suggested. Call (860) 247-0998 or to reserve tickets click here.

# Day-long Writing Workshop: "Using Our Voice for Others" with Susanne Davis

Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

susanne davis

Albert Murray, American essayist, critic, and novelist, said it is the writer who sounds the warning bell to show when a time is out of joint. We live in our time, tied to it, shaped by it, and shaping it. Stories of witness, whether personal or political, individual or social, local or global, help our culture to understand the human heart of the matter. In this one-day workshop we will cultivate tools to use our writing voice to get to the heart of the matter. 

The workshop will be a blend of theory discussion and time for writing exercises and small group sharing to include the following topics:

1.    Opening our eyes to see “the other” in our midst.  That person, or group of people, whose life or lives looks so different from ours.

2.    Compiling a list of questions.  Where to start?

3.    Approaching interviews with respect and assurance that the interviewer will first use active listening, allowing the voice of the other to be heard.  Discussion of the writer’s skills:  interviewing, research, active listening, fact checking. 

4.    Considering what has not been said and how to probe for deeper understanding. 

5.    Examining our raw material.  Who will be the audience?  Who needs to hear this story?

6.    Examining our own theoretical and/or political underpinnings.  How do we address them?

7.    Enlisting those whose stories need to be heard and accept their help in making the story in order to serve a fuller truth and to avoid cultural appropriation. 

8.    Intending to write stories that live as art, and not as political propaganda. 

Registration is $60 ($55 for members of The Mark Twain House & Museum).

To register, click here!

# International Wine Tasting Sponsored by Friends of The Mark Twain House & Museum

Saturday, June 17, 5 to 6:30 p.m.



Taste wines from Italy, Spain, Australia, Argentina, and America accompanied by a selection of savory appetizers & decadent desserts.

Music provided by Rob McCrann.

All proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum.

Tickets are $35   

Advance purchase by JUNE 15 required. No tickets sold at the door.

To purchase tickets click HERE. Deadline: June 15, 2017!

 

Sponsors:

Pond House Café * Whole Foods *Taylor Rental

Wines from Frederick Wildman & Sons, LTD  Wine Enthusiast: Importer of the Year Award 2016:                                      

El Coto Blanco, Rioja, Spain                                                                                       El Coto Crianza, Rioja, Spain

Melini Chianti Riserva DOC, Tuscany, Italy

Hewitson Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide, Australia    

Cavicchioli 1928 Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

La Linda Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

Wines from Allan S. Goodman, Inc.:                      
Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay, WA

Motto Zinfandel, California

Questions: friendsmth@yahoo.com or 617-905-1912

Tickets are $35

Advance purchase by JUNE 15 required. No tickets sold at the door.

To purchase tickets click here. Deadline: June 15, 2017!

# Fundraiser: America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age film screening and reception

Thursday, June 22, 5:30 reception; 6:15 film screening

 

america rising

Independent filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films in Ashford will be at The Mark Twain House & Museum for the Hartford premiere of their new film highlighting art from the era that Mark Twain described as “The Gilded Age.”

America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age will screen as a special fundraiser at The Mark Twain House & Museum on June 22 with a 5:30 p.m. reception with the filmmakers and 6:15 screening followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.  All ticket proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. The filmmakers will be on hand for a DVD signing.

America Rising tells the story of how, after the Civil War, American art and American artists came into their own on the world stage. In painting, in sculpture, in architecture, and in music, America found its artistic soul and voice in the art created during The Gilded Age…that explosion of American economic growth, which Mark Twain, with co-author Charles Dudley Warner, wrote about in his famous novel, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today.

Using more than 90 works of art, featuring painters as diverse as Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, and John Singer Sargent, and with the great public sculpture of creative geniuses such as Augustus Saint-Gaudens and his “Robert Gould Shaw Memorial” (referred to in the film by Director Maglaras as “the finest piece of memorial sculpture in America”), “America Rising creates a portrait of a country reinventing itself, after the tragic events of the Civil War, as a major artistic force. America Rising shows an America poised, through its art, to commemorate its past and invent its future.

$20 Members, $30 Non-members; call 860-247-0998 for tickets and more information or click HERE to purchase!

# JUMPING FROG JUBILEE!!

Thursday, June 22, 1 p.m.

jumping frog jubileeThis fun event for children and families takes its inspiration from Mark Twain’s famous short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” Registered guests will see a demonstration of live frogs, courtesy of The Children’s Museum, followed by a Jumping Frog Contest, using rubber frogs and a wooden catapult that’s been custom-built for this event. Prizes for all!

The Family Series is sponsored by The Hartford.

Tickets are $5 per person. Reservations are suggested, but tickets will be available at the door. To purchase tickets, click HERE!

 

 

# Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

Friday, June 23,

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back!

Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24

Tours run at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m, and 9 p.m.

ghost tour image

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 sell out fast, so be sure to call 860- 247-0998 soon to make your reservations!

The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions.

Tickets are $25, $17 for children ages 6 to 16, and $20 for members of The Mark Twain House & Museum. Click here for tickets.

Can't make it this time? Ghost Tours will be offered on July 28 & 29, August 25 & 26, and October 6, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28.

 

# Book Talk: The Martyr and the Traitor by Virginia DeJohn Anderson

Tuesday, June 27, 7 p.m.

martyr and traitor

In September 1776 two men from Connecticut each embarked on a dangerous mission. One of the men, a soldier disguised as a schoolmaster, made his way to British-controlled Manhattan and began furtively making notes and sketches to bring back to the beleaguered Continental Army general, George Washington. The other man traveled to New York to accept a captain's commission in a loyalist regiment before returning home to recruit others to join British forces. Neither man completed his mission. Both met their deaths at the end of a hangman's rope, one executed as a spy for the American cause and the other as a traitor to it. Neither Nathan Hale nor Moses Dunbar deliberately set out to be a revolutionary or a loyalist, yet both suffered the same fate. In The Martyr and the Traitor, Virginia DeJohn Anderson offers an intertwined narrative of men from very similar backgrounds and reveals how their relationships within their families and communities became politicized as the imperial crisis with Britain erupted. She explores how these men forged their loyalties in perilous times and believed the causes for which they died to be honorable. Through their experiences, The Martyr and the Traitor illuminates the impact of the Revolution on ordinary lives and how the stories of patriots and loyalists were remembered and forgotten after independence.

Virginia DeJohn Anderson is professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of New England's Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth CenturyCreatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America, and American Journey: A History of the United States.

Admission is free, but seating is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged! Register here!

# "Mark Twain" serves as celebrity bartender at Hartford Marriott Downtown fundraiser for The MTH & M!

Thursday, June 29, NEW TIME!!!: 5 to 8 p.m.

 

celebrity bartender

Come enjoy a drink served by celebrity bartender “Mark Twain” and support The Mark Twain House & Museum! The Hartford Marriott Downtown is hosting the event and will donate all tips plus 10 percent of the bar and sit-down dining-room food and drink orders for those who have reserved tables or communicated with the host before dining. The Hartford Marriott Downtown is at 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford.

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME FOR THIS FUN EVENT: IT TAKES PLACE FROM 5 TO 8 P.M., NOT 6 TO 9 P.M. AS NOTED ON THE POSTER/IMAGE ABOVE! THANK YOU!

Call 860-760-2342 for reservations.

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July


# CLUE Murder Mystery House Tours

Friday, July 14, Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

CLUE Mystery Murder Tours of the Mark Twain House

 

CLUE!

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 live-action version of the classic board game CLUE in an hour-long tour featuring the famed comedy troupe SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects. CLUE Tours provide all the murder, mayhem, and merriment you expect in a whodunit. Our Clue Tours were featured on an episode of the Travel Channel show "Wackiest Tours!"

Sea Tea Improv is an improv comedy company, professionally trained by Hartford Stage Company, ImprovBoston, and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, that dazzles Hartford and beyond on a regular basis with its witty interpretations of audience suggestions.  The troupe performs short improvised games and long improvised plays at public & private functions, teach classes to students of all ages, and train professionals in the art of communication. They've performed all over Connecticut, New England, and up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

This event is supported by Webster Bank.

Reservations are required, and tours sell out, so please book early.

Tickets are $24; museum members are $17; children 6 to 17 are $15.  

Lets Go Arts program members are entitled to a discount; click the ticket-purchase link below to learn more.

To purchase tickets call 860- 247-0998 or click HERE!

# Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

Friday, July 28,

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back!

Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29

Tours run at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m, and 9 p.m.

ghost tour image

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 sell out fast, so be sure to call 860- 247-0998 soon to make your reservations!

The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions.

Tickets are $25, $17 for children ages 6 to 16, and $20 for members of The Mark Twain House & Museum. Click here for tickets.

Can't make it this time? Ghost Tours will be offered on August 25 & 26, and October 6, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28.

 

Aug

August


# CLUE Murder Mystery House Tours

Friday, August 11, Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

CLUE Mystery Murder Tours of the Mark Twain House

 

CLUE!

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 live-action version of the classic board game CLUE in an hour-long tour featuring the famed comedy troupe SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects. CLUE Tours provide all the murder, mayhem, and merriment you expect in a whodunit. Our Clue Tours were featured on an episode of the Travel Channel show "Wackiest Tours!"

Sea Tea Improv is an improv comedy company, professionally trained by Hartford Stage Company, ImprovBoston, and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, that dazzles Hartford and beyond on a regular basis with its witty interpretations of audience suggestions.  The troupe performs short improvised games and long improvised plays at public & private functions, teach classes to students of all ages, and train professionals in the art of communication. They've performed all over Connecticut, New England, and up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

This event is supported by Webster Bank.

Reservations are required, and tours sell out, so please book early.

Tickets are $24; museum members are $17; children 6 to 17 are $15.  

Lets Go Arts program members are entitled to a discount; click the ticket-purchase link below to learn more.

To purchase tickets call 860- 247-0998 or click HERE!

# Family Series: IMPROVISED TOM SAWYER with Sea Tea Improv

Saturday, August 19, 1 p.m.

You know the classic Tom Sawyer story, but now you can put your own spin on it! Sea Tea Improv, Hartford's favorite comedy company, will update this classic work based on YOUR ideas! What if Tom Sawyer didn't paint a fence -- but a giant billboard instead? What if he & Becky didn't get lost in a cave -- but in an amusement park? This retelling of a classic boyhood tale will be fun, funny, creative, and family-friendly! Don't miss this once-in-lifetime event!

Sponsored by The Hartford.

Tickets are $5. Get yours here!

# Graveyard Shift House Tours

Friday, August 25,

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back!

Friday, August 25, and Saturday, August 26

Tours run at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m, and 9 p.m.

ghost tour image

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 sell out fast, so be sure to call 860- 247-0998 soon to make your reservations!

The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions.

Tickets are $25, $17 for children ages 6 to 16, and $20 for members of The Mark Twain House & Museum. Click here for tickets.

Can't make it this time? Ghost Tours will be offered on October 6, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28.

 

Sep

September


# CLUE Murder Mystery House Tours

Friday, September 8, Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

CLUE Mystery Murder Tours of the Mark Twain House

 

CLUE!

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 live-action version of the classic board game CLUE in an hour-long tour featuring the famed comedy troupe SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects. CLUE Tours provide all the murder, mayhem, and merriment you expect in a whodunit. Our Clue Tours were featured on an episode of the Travel Channel show "Wackiest Tours!"

Sea Tea Improv is an improv comedy company, professionally trained by Hartford Stage Company, ImprovBoston, and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, that dazzles Hartford and beyond on a regular basis with its witty interpretations of audience suggestions.  The troupe performs short improvised games and long improvised plays at public & private functions, teach classes to students of all ages, and train professionals in the art of communication. They've performed all over Connecticut, New England, and up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

This event is supported by Webster Bank.

Reservations are required, and tours sell out, so please book early.

Tickets are $24; museum members are $17; children 6 to 17 are $15.  

Lets Go Arts program members are entitled to a discount; click the ticket-purchase link below to learn more.

To purchase tickets call 860- 247-0998 or click HERE!

Oct

October


# Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

Friday, October 6,

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours are Back!

October 6, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28

Tours run at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m, and 9 p.m.

ghost tour image

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 sell out fast, so be sure to call 860- 247-0998 soon to make your reservations!

The tours are sponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions.

Tickets are $25, $17 for children ages 6 to 16, and $20 for members of The Mark Twain House & Museum. Click here for tickets.

 

 

Nov

November


# CLUE Murder Mystery House Tours

Friday, November 10, Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

CLUE Mystery Murder Tours of the Mark Twain House

 

CLUE!

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 live-action version of the classic board game CLUE in an hour-long tour featuring the famed comedy troupe SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects. CLUE Tours provide all the murder, mayhem, and merriment you expect in a whodunit. Our Clue Tours were featured on an episode of the Travel Channel show "Wackiest Tours!"

Sea Tea Improv is an improv comedy company, professionally trained by Hartford Stage Company, ImprovBoston, and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, that dazzles Hartford and beyond on a regular basis with its witty interpretations of audience suggestions.  The troupe performs short improvised games and long improvised plays at public & private functions, teach classes to students of all ages, and train professionals in the art of communication. They've performed all over Connecticut, New England, and up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

This event is supported by Webster Bank.

Reservations are required, and tours sell out, so please book early.

Tickets are $24; museum members are $17; children 6 to 17 are $15.  

Lets Go Arts program members are entitled to a discount; click the ticket-purchase link below to learn more.

To purchase tickets call 860- 247-0998 or click HERE!

Dec

December


# CLUE Murder Mystery House Tours

Friday, December 8, Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

CLUE Mystery Murder Tours of the Mark Twain House

 

CLUE!

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 live-action version of the classic board game CLUE in an hour-long tour featuring the famed comedy troupe SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects. CLUE Tours provide all the murder, mayhem, and merriment you expect in a whodunit. Our Clue Tours were featured on an episode of the Travel Channel show "Wackiest Tours!"

Sea Tea Improv is an improv comedy company, professionally trained by Hartford Stage Company, ImprovBoston, and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, that dazzles Hartford and beyond on a regular basis with its witty interpretations of audience suggestions.  The troupe performs short improvised games and long improvised plays at public & private functions, teach classes to students of all ages, and train professionals in the art of communication. They've performed all over Connecticut, New England, and up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

This event is supported by Webster Bank.

Reservations are required, and tours sell out, so please book early.

Tickets are $24; museum members are $17; children 6 to 17 are $15.  

Lets Go Arts program members are entitled to a discount; click the ticket-purchase link below to learn more.

To purchase tickets call 860- 247-0998 or click HERE!

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