Bruce Michelson (Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois) reflects upon his peculiar profession and what Quarry Farm provides those shackled to it.
The contest is open to all 2nd-6th graders within a 25 mile radius of Quarry Farm
Listen to the 2019 Elmira College Commencment Address given by Ron Powers, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Mark Twain biographer.
Linda A Morris discusses her recent Quarry Farm Fellowship and her work in progress about Susy Clemens.
Hugh H. Davis reviews Teaching Huckleberry Finn by John Nogowski for the MarK Twain Forum.
All CMTS lectures are open to the public at no cost.
Dr. Koritha Mitchell hosts a recent episode of the C19 Podcast on “The N-Word in the Classroom.”
In collaboration with SmallTown 360, the Center for Mark Twain Studies has created an interactive map of 1901 Elmira. The map highlights the important people and places that shaped Mark Twain and the Langdon family during his summers in Elmira. Key points include Quarry Farm, the Langdon Mansion, and the Park Church. The map also points out lesser known places like the home of Darius Ford, friend of Twain and […]
What were Samuel Clemens investments? Why was he a shareholder in what would become one of the most notoriously exploitative corporations of the 20th century?
Winners have been selected for the Quarry Farm Fireplace Creative Writing Contest sponsored by the Center for Mark Twain Studies. Two area students in grades 2-6 have been selected for their creative writings inspired by the fireplace tiles in the Quarry Farm Parlor: Treya Das Banerjee (Carder Elementary, Corning) and Elizabeth McNett (Finn Academy, Elmira). Mark Twain often encouraged his children to create and tell their own stories based off […]