2005-11-10 / Upcoming Events

Library friends sponsor trip to Mark Twain home

Visit the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Conn., on Wednesday Dec. 7. Tickets include admission to the house, the bus ride, and a box lunch.

The group will enjoy a guided tour of Twain’s 19-room, Tiffanydecorated mansion, adorned as it was for Victorian-style holiday celebrations from 1874 to 1891, when the author, his wife, and three daughters lived there.

Besides the decorated house, the adjoining museum features a special exhibit that opened on Oct. 7, called “Twain, Tiffany and Other Treasures: Highlights from the Collection.” The exhibition has a particular focus on period decorative and fine arts objects, displaying more than 100 of them arranged in four thematic sections. The largest is devoted to the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, the founder of the famed Tiffany & Co. jewelry store.

Louis Tiffany, who later became known for his stained glass lamps and windows, founded an innovative interior design firm known as Associated Artists. In 1881, Sam and Livy Clemens engaged the firm to redecorate the main floor and other areas of their Hartford home.

Contact Sara Bobola at 4232191 for pricing and more information.

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