Laura DeMarco traces Mark Twain’s life journey through the major locales that shaped the great writer.
Laura DeMarco traces the life journey of Samuel Clemens through his travels.
All lectures are online and free to the public
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This virtual lecture is free and takes place Monday, March 22, 5:30-6:30pm
Lecture starts at 5:30pm on Wednesday, February 17
This free event takes place on Tuesday, January 26 on the Museum’s Facebook page
Sam and Olivia Clemens’ idyllic early years of marital happiness were shattered with the loss of their first child, Langdon, to diphtheria. Only one hundred years ago, even in the world’s wealthiest nations, children died in great numbers—of diarrhea, diphtheria and measles, of scarlet fever and meningitis. Culture was shaped by these deaths; diaries and letters recorded them, poets and writers wrote about and lamented them.The near-conquest of infant and […]
Virtual event takes place today (12/9) at 5:30pm.
The fall portion of the 2020-2021 The Trouble Begins Lecture Series presented by the Center for Mark Twain Studies concludes with a presentation by Dr. Matthew Seybold, assistant professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College. During the mid-1860s, Mark Twain waged a prolonged and inflammatory media war against the San Francisco Police. By some accounts his campaign led directly to the replacement of the SFPD’s longtime Commissioner, as […]