The Trouble Begins in Hartford: Twain and Child Healthcare

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 […]

Hartford House Hosts John Hodgman for Special Virtual Fundraiser Event

Join the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT. for a night of thoughtful hilarity with special guest John Hodgman! Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor best known for his time on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, This American Life, HBO’s Bored to Death, and the “Mac vs. PC” series of ads for Apple computers (he was the PC). He is the NYT-bestselling author of five books of humor, including the […]

Help Support The Mark Twain House & Museum and Eat Great Food!

The Staff of CMTS wishes the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut the biggest success with their annual fundraiser.  We encourage you all to participate.  It looks like a fun, fantastic, food-filled event! Food is the focus of Twain’s Feast, the 2018 Mark Twain House & Museum Gala fundraiser, to be held Saturday, November 3 at 6 pm at the Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford. The annual event benefitting The Mark […]