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Mark Twain’s Gilded Age Hartford

Event Date/Time

Aug 8, 2013
5:30 pm until 8:00 pm


Craig Hotchkiss, Education Manager at the Mark Twain House & Museum, will be taking us on a journey through the transformation of “Missouri ruffian” Samuel Clemens into the famous “Hartford luminary” known as Mark Twain. Clemens, who resided in Hartford for over two decades, believed the capital city to be one of the best-built areas he had ever seen. He and his family settled in Hartford in the famous house now known as the Mark Twain House on Farmington Avenue, an area which inspired Twain to write his scathing satire of the late nineteenth century The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today.Hotchkiss will discuss how Hartford came to be known as “The Richest City in America” and the factors which motivated Twain’s interest and love for the city.

Cost Free with general admission

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St
New Britain, CT
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Contact nameHeather Whitehouse

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