Archive for February, 2014

The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford hosts panel “Mark Twain Takes Washington,” Thursday, March 20, 2014

964 8 Mark Twain D C  cvr2_1 _ coverBOOK/MARK: Mark Twain Takes Washington

Thursday, March 20, 7:00 pm

“There is something good and motherly about Washington, the grand old benevolent National Asylum for the helpless.” – The Gilded Age

What city could possibly deserve more scrutiny from America’s favorite wit? Twain’s love/hate affair with Washington, D.C. started with his first novel, THE GILDED AGE, and continued until the end of his life.

Join the White Suited Avenger as he walks the halls of power, tweaks the noses of political twits, and lays waste to the waste in Washington, D.C.

Panel discussion:

John Muller, journalist, historian and author of the new book MARK TWAIN IN WASHINGTON, D.C.: THE ADVENTURES OF A CAPITAL CORRESPONDENT

Donald T. Bliss, former U.S. Ambassador, great-grandson of Mark Twain’s publisher, and author of MARK TWAIN’S TALE OF TODAY

Vincent Sullivan, President of The Mark Twain Society of Virginia and Historic Interpreter for The Mark Twain House & Museum

FREE EVENT! Followed by author signing. Reservations are suggested; please call (860) 280-3130.

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“Mark Twain in Washington” walking tours, March 2014

964 8 Mark Twain D C  cvr2_1 _ coverStarting near the Jackson statue in Lafayette Square, journey back to the mid-19th century, when Mark Twain spent the winter of 1867–68 working as a journalist for a half-dozen newspapers. Join historian and author of the newly released Mark Twain in Washington, D.C: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent John Muller as you travel to sites like the Willard Hotel, Newspaper Row, and the old City Hall to uncover this little-known but pivotal chapter in Twain’s life. While walking, you’ll hear captivating stories about Twain’s time in various boarding houses and the lively, irreverent, and hard-drinking bohemian correspondents he ran with.

  • Learn About Mark Twain’s Years in DC
    Historian and author John Muller reveals the untold stories of one of the most famous authors of all time.
  • Visit Essential Historic Sites
    John leads you on an adventure stretching more than a half-century as you visit places like Newspaper Row, the old Police Court, and more.

Where You’ll Meet

Tours start at Lafayette Park, with groups assembling in front of the Andrew Jackson statue.

When You’ll Meet

Tours take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 1
  • Saturday, March 15

Tours take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Sunday, March 2
  • Sunday, March 9
  • Sunday, March 16

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