“This wearer aggrandizes the watch, not the watch the wearer”
But for this promise, made by a famously itinerant and oft-inebriated author in the wee hours of Christmas morning 154 years ago, the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies would not exist.
Two scholars from the Mark Twain Project analyze Twain’s storytelling technique by comparing two letters recounting the same famous incident at Quarry Farm.
Special Emancipation Week Episode of The American Vandal Podcast!
How did the editor of a paper that was habitually rude to Frederick Douglass end up with the manuscript of his Emancipation Day speech?
On August 3, 1880, Frederick Douglass provided the keynote of a large, day-long celebration of Emancipation in Elmira. His speech is reconstructed here for the first time.
Matt Seybold traces the relationship between Frederick Douglass and Mark Twain, asking whether Twain was in the audience for Douglass’s Emancipation Day speech in Elmira in 1880.
Created for Summer Orientation at Elmira College, a concise introduction to Mark Twain’s historical connections with the Elmira community.
Listen to & learn about “Good Night, Dear Heart,” a composition by Elmira native, Dan Forrest, based upon Susy Clemens’s headstone.
Staff gathers to discuss the past and future of Quarry Farm and CMTS.