Perfect Pairings of Music & Literature: A Holiday Collaboration with The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes

Learn about how the Clemens family celebrated Christmas and enjoy a holiday-themed musical program at the historic Clemens Center.

The Untold Story of the Making of The Fantastical, Historically Inaccurate, Adventurous, and Mysterious “Mark Twain’s Niagara, Book 1” Graphic Novel

A lecture and book signing event will take place this Friday, September 20 at the Elmira College Library

Quarry Farm Weekend Symposium “Mark Twain and Nature” Program Now Available

The Center for Mark Twain Studies is proud to present the program for the Sixth Quarry Farm Weekend Symposium “Mark Twain and Nature.” The natural world figures prominently in the writings of Mark Twain, whether as the main object of description and commentary as in Life on the Mississippi and Roughing It or as an inextricable element of fictional narratives such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson and more. […]

Teachers Convene At Quarry Farm and Elmira College to Discuss Mark Twain and Generation Z

A group of forty-six K-12 teachers, librarians, and other educators gathered in Elmira this week for the 2019 Summer Teachers Institute to discuss the challenges and opportunities created by using Mark Twain’s life and work with students from “Generation Z.” The Institute was led by Dr. Jocelyn Chadwick, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, recent President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and author […]