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Mark Twain

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  • Bristol Museum Hires Mark Twain House's Curator

    Patricia Philippon is leaving as chief curator of the Mark Twain House in Hartford to take the top job at the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol, the museum's board announced Monday. Philippon will be leaving a senior position at one of Hartford's...
  • Fall Season Gets Underway With Author Talks

    Fall Season Gets Underway With Author Talks
    Susan Schoenberger, author of "The Virtues of Oxygen," will speak Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., at a free Tolland Public Library Foundation's Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series event at Tolland Town Hall, 21 Tolland Green. The novel is about Vivian and...
  • Major shift for Big 5 conferences

    "Whether this anachronism had any bearing upon the astonishing history I am about to set down will never be known. I shall tell you what occurred, and let you judge for yourself." The foregoing is found in the opening lines of F. Scott Fitzgerald's...
  • The Bushnell's Vision For A New Neighborhood Stirs On Hartford's Elm Street

    The Bushnell's Vision For A New Neighborhood Stirs On Hartford's Elm Street
    HARTFORD — The Bushnell's vision for creating a neighborhood of apartments, shops and restaurants along Capitol Avenue could be years from becoming reality. But The Bushnell isn't waiting: It has purchased an historic brownstone around the...
  • Regional Digest: Rock Cats Split Pair

    Rock Cats Split Pair The Rock Cats split a pair of games against the Binghamton Mets Tuesday, winning the early game 5-1 and losing 3-2 in a makeup for a game that had been postponed on July 2. Right fielder Tony Thomas led the Rock Cats' offense in...
  • CT Science Center, Twain House To Get Millions In New State Funds For Improvements

    HARTFORD - A $4 million grant to the Connecticut Science Center and another $2.2 million for the Mark Twain House & Museum head up an impressive list of state funding proposals for cultural institutions that are expected to win approval Friday. The...
  • Safeguards Needed Against Nonprofit Stealing

    Safeguards Needed Against Nonprofit Stealing
    Yet again, someone on the inside is accused of ripping off a nonprofit agency. This has happened too often, and wasted a lot of public and philanthropic dollars. It is time to significantly increase oversight of such agencies. Karen O. Lewis, 57,...
  • Don't Cut Science Center — Increase Grant Pool Instead

    Bill Hosley has a solid point — one he has raised many times before: A few major institutions such as the Mark Twain House and the Connecticut Science Center, both in Hartford, are given too large a share of the limited state grant money earmarked...
  • What About Another Science Center?

    Are the parents of inner-city children from Bridgeport, New Haven and Waterbury going to take the time and expense to bring their children to the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford? I doubt it. Instead of pumping millions of dollars into the Science...
  • Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes

    Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes
    It was Hartford's 9/11, an ordinary day that turned into a horrid tragedy in a matter of minutes, and haunts us still. Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire, the "Day The Clowns Cried," the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...
  • Scorned And Praised, Connecticut Capitol An Emblem Of The Gilded Age

    Scorned And Praised, Connecticut Capitol An Emblem Of The Gilded Age
    HARTFORD – Frank Lloyd Wright called it ridiculous. Renowned architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock deemed it "singularly vulgar and stylistically ambiguous." And a scathing takedown published in the New York Tribune in January of...
  • Hartford's Wadsworth Tavern: A 19th Century Reality Show

    Hartford's Wadsworth Tavern: A 19th Century Reality Show
    You’d have to figure a sitcom set in Hartford in the late-19th century would pick Mark Twain’s house on Farmington Avenue as a setting. But a reality show? No question, that’s the Wadsworth Tavern on the corner of Prospect and Albany...