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Stephen Pasqualina talks about his recent experiences on the East Hill and a different way of looking at Quarry Farm
In “A True Story,” written at Quarry Farm in 1874, Mark Twain frankly acknowledges his ignorance of black experience. Larry Howe discusses how Twain uses the story to check his own privilege and amplify the voice of a black woman, Mary Ann Cord.
Caretaker Steve Webb and his son are the only year-round residents of Quarry Farm. Steve provides us with occasional, not always altogether reliable, updates from the premises. The grey-green Daffodil shoots still break the surface of the cold brown earth. The birds still sing. A dog still begs and plays and snores, waiting for the next chance. A caretaker is, by nature, a social distancer “Distance lends enchantment to the […]
In our effort to preserve the history of the Underground Railroad in Elmira, and Mark Twain’s familial connection to that history, we are grateful to the Ohio History Connection for allowing us to reproduced relevant letters written by Susan Crane and John W. Jones.
Hunkering down in the house on the hill.
Novelist and Hannibal native, Melissa Scholes Young, reflects on her time as a the recipient of the 2019 Quarry Farm Fellowship for Creative Writers.
A podcast tour of Elmira, listeners are introduced to the legacies of the Park Church, Woodlawn Cemetery, and Quarry Farm, as well as a cast of characters from the Underground Railroad, Women’s Rights Movement, and, of course, Mark Twain’s in-laws.
Hal Hellwig explores the history and resonance of Venice for Mark Twain and for contemporary visitors.