Mark Twain

Holmes at Home: The Life of William Gillette

February 27, 2017

William Gillette was an American actor, playwright, and stage director most famous for his stage portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and for the stone castle he built in East Haddam. …[more]

Categories: Arts, East Haddam, Emergence of Modern America, Hartford, Mark Twain, Popular Culture, William Gillette

Mark Twain with his friend, John Lewis

A Life Lived in a Rapidly Changing World: Samuel L. Clemens

November 30, 2016

As Twain’s books provide insight into the past‚ the events of his personal life further demonstrate his role as an... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Arts, Hartford, Literature, Mark Twain, Redding

Typing History

October 7, 2016

Home to companies such as Royal and Underwood, Connecticut became an important manufacturing center for typewriters in the early 20th century. …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Emergence of Modern America, Hartford, Mark Twain

Mark Twain's Interactive Scrap Book

Samuel L. Clemens Receives Scrap-book Patent – Who Knew?

June 16, 2016

…that writer and humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, invented more than tall tales and... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Hartford, Invention and Technology, Mark Twain, Popular Culture, Who Knew?

Hotchkiss & Sons Artillery Projectiles

Connecticut Arms the Union

January 11, 2016

Colt, Sharps, and other gun-makers weren’t the only Nutmeg-based firms that supplied armaments during the Civil War. Makers of kitchen utensils, sewing machines, textiles, and other goods re-geared production lines to meet demand. …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Civil War, Civil War and Reconstruction, Enfield, Manchester, Mark Twain, Meriden, Middletown, New Haven, Norfolk, Samuel Colt, War and Defense, Windsor Locks

Emile Gauvreau and the Era of Tabloid Journalism

November 23, 2015

Emile Gauvreau, former managing editor of the Hartford Courant, became a pioneer in the rise of tabloid journalism. …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Emergence of Modern America, Hartford, Literature, Mark Twain, New Haven

An Oyster Supper

Any Month with an “R” in It: Eating Oysters in Connecticut

November 12, 2015

Lack of refrigeration and higher bacteria counts in tidal waters once made summer months a dangerous time to eat oysters.  …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Everyday Life, Food and Drink, Hartford, Mark Twain

Video – Mark Twain at Stormfield

April 21, 2015

This rare footage is thought to be the only film of famed author Samuel Clemens.  …[more]

Categories: Emergence of Modern America, Literature, Mark Twain, Redding

Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford

Where Mr. Twain and Mrs. Stowe Built Their Dream Houses

June 14, 2014

This bucolic oasis on Hartford's western edge became home to great literary talents, social reformers, politicians, and other nationally-regarded luminaries of the mid-to-late 1800s.  …[more]

Categories: Everyday Life, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Hartford, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Literature, Mark Twain, Thomas Hooker, William Gillette

Harriet Beecher Stowe's residence

Hartford’s Nook Farm

June 5, 2014

This small enclave in the capital city’s west end became home to many of the 19th century’s most celebrated and creative personalities. …[more]

Categories: Everyday Life, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Hartford, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Literature, Mark Twain, William Gillette

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