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Trouble Begins Lecture Series: “Twain’s Hartford”

May 26

2021 Spring Trouble Begins Lecture Series

Due to the social restrictions stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, CMTS has made the decision not to hold public lectures at the Quarry Farm Barn and Cowles Hall on the EC campus. Similar to last year, we will record the lectures and release them on the designated date. Thanks so much for your patience. Please keep in mind that scores of lectures have been preserved in our “Trouble Begins Archive” dating all the way back to 1985. We encourage you to use the diverse and important resource. Most importantly, we hope to see you all as soon!

“Twain’s Hartford”

Jodi DeBruyne, The Mark Twain House & Museum

Mallory Howard, The Mark Twain House & Museum

Samuel Clemens, his wife Olivia, and their three daughters, Susy, Clara, and Jean, called Hartford, Connecticut home for twenty years. Clemens called it the happiest and most productive period of his life. At the time Hartford was one of the wealthiest cities in the nation, booming with industry, publishing, and the arts. Today their Hartford house, which Clemens referred to as “the loveliest home that ever was,” is now the Mark Twain House & Museum (MTH&M). Join Assistant Curator Mallory Howard and Director of Collections Jodi DeBruyne as they take you through the House and the MTH&M collections using art, artifacts, and archives to share stories about the family’s daily lives and their engagement with the Hartford community.

Organizer

Center for Mark Twain Studies
Phone:
607-735-1941
Website:
https://marktwainstudies.com/

Venue

Center for Mark Twain Studies
One Park Place
Elmira, 14901
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Phone:
607-735-1941
Website:
https://marktwainstudies.com/