On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford CT., hosted its first virtual “Trouble Begins at 5:30,” entitled “The Trouble at Home.” The event featured a conversation between Steve Courtney, Curatorial Special Projects Coordinator at the Hartford Mark Twain House, and Dr. Kerry Driscoll, Associate Editor at the Mark Twain Papers and Project at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor Emeritus at the University of St. Joseph, Hartford, CT.
The conversation included discussions about the nature of the Mark Twain Papers and Project, Dr. Driscoll’s own work, and a range of other Twainian subjects.
The recorded conversation can be found HERE. Please note that to view the talk, each person must register with “Crowdcast,” an interactive, live conversation, web-based platform.
The next event, on Thursday, May 28, at 5;30 p.m. EST, will focus on Susy Clemens whose father hailed her “vivacity, enthusiasm, precocious wisdom, wit, elegance, penetration, nobility of character.” The interview guest will be Grace DiModugno of the Mark Twain House and Museum’s Living History historical interpreter staff. She takes visitors around the Hartford house in costume, recreating Susy’s life there for them. Her experience doing that, along with a natural talent for absorbing and interpreting information, is sure to provide a terrific experience for those visitors. She will also relay what she has learned about Susy, and some tales of visitors and their curious ways.
The link to register for Thursday’s event can be found here. As mentioned before, to view the talk, each person must register with “Crowdcast.”