Join the Mark Twain House and Museum as they welcome back scholar and collector Kevin Mac Donnell to the Trouble Begins series. On Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00PM ET, Kevin will be discussing “Mark Twain in the Marketplace: The Use of Mark Twain’s Name and Image to Sell Everything.” Using “piles of artifacts” from his personal collection Kevin will trace the use of Mark Twain’s name and image to sell […]
Mark Twain’s complicated relationship with music reveals much about his writing process, personality, politics, and family relationships.
Listen to & learn about “Good Night, Dear Heart,” a composition by Elmira native, Dan Forrest, based upon Susy Clemens’s headstone.
The conversation takes place on Thursday, August 20 at 5:30pm EST
Next virtual conversation is this Thursday at 5:30pm
WNPR (Hartford) ran a segment this week about Mark Twain’s “Letter From Santa Claus” featuring an interview with The Mark Twain House‘s Director of Education, James Golden. You can listen to it below: You can read the complete letter in the Mark Twain Project’s digital archive. It is clear that Sam succeeded in instilling Susy (the receiver of Santa’s letter) with the spirit of the season. A few years later, in […]
Sam Clemens celebrated his 39th birthday on November 30, 1874 with his wife, Livy, and their two young daughters. Both Sam and Livy’s birthdays fell in close proximity to the Thanksgiving holiday. It was naturally a season dense with revelry and gift-giving, mostly focused around the children, but Livy did not forget her husband, presenting him with the recently-published first edition of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s The Hanging of the Crane, illustrated by […]
The Mark Twain House & Museum, located in Hartford, Connecticut, recently launched an interactive virtual tour with eighteen panoramic images from throughout the sprawling property. Last year, CMTS launched its own virtual tour of Quarry Farm, so now Twainiacs can view the Clemens family’s two favorite properties simultaneously from anywhere in the world.
The second lecture in the fall portion of The Trouble Begins at Eight Lecture Series will be presented by Peter Messent, at 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 12 in the Barn at Quarry Farm. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and attendees are invited to enjoy light refreshments preceding the lecture, which is free and open to the public. “‘You know the secret places of our hearts’: The Mark Twain – Joe Twichell Letters” will use selected […]
Thomas K. Beecher manuscript for Olivia Susan Clemens’s memorial service