Event takes place on Wednesday, February 5 at 7pm on the Elmira College Campus
Check out this unique multimedia resource focused on Mark Twain’s social network, created by Virgie Hoban and the Mark Twain Project.
In our episode of the C19: America In The 19th-Century podcast, Matt Seybold took listeners on an audio-tour of Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, the resting place of not only Mark Twain, but conductors and stationmasters on the Underground Railroad and many unsung activists and philanthropists. The podcast was one of our major projects of 2019, alongside the launch of several notable resources for scholars and teachers. We are proud to […]
In September 2019, the Elmira College community performed a revised version of “A True Story”
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 […]
The contest is open to all 2nd-6th graders within a 25 mile radius of Quarry Farm
Hugh H. Davis reviews Teaching Huckleberry Finn by John Nogowski for the MarK Twain Forum.
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 […]
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 […]