The acclaimed author of #1 bestsellers INFERNO and THE DA VINCI CODE comes to The Bushnell on Saturday, June 7th! A benefit for The Mark Twain House & Museum, DAN BROWN will be in conversation with WNPR's John Dankosky. You don't need to be a symbologist to know that this event will sell out! Tickets are on sale now!
Call (860) 987-5900 or click here. Tickets range in price from $25 to $75. There are a limited number of $250 VIP tickets available that include a pre-event reception with a chance to meet and chat with Dan Brown; premium VIP orchestra seating locations at The Bushnell event; and a pre-signed copy of "Inferno".
The Mark Twain House is thrilled to announce an expanded set of programming for writers of all ages and experiences. Upcoming events include:
- Monthly writing workshops, beginning on March 22nd with "Playwriting with Sarah Moon"
- In-depth, challenging 6- week classes on Fiction, Memoir and Storytelling (with Nancy Antle, Mary Ann Tirone-Smith, and Tom Lee), beginning March 19th
- A unique opportunity to have several uninterrupted hours to write in Twain's Library-- a never-before-offered opportunity, on March 23rd
- The 3rd Annual Writers' Weekend, featuring Keynote Speaker Meg Wolitzer, from April 25th - 27th
- A writing contest to be announced soon!
For more information please peruse our Event Page-- or, write to email@example.com. Julia will answer any questions you may have about any of our programming.
Wednesday, March 12, 5:00 p.m. reception; The Trouble Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Late in life, Mark Twain railed against the American suppression of the Philippine independence movement. Susan K. Harris, is the Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at The University of Kansas and the author of "God's Arbiters: Americans and the Philippines, 1898 - 1902" Central to the story is Mark Twain, an influential anti-imperialist partisan who was, for many, the embodiment of America. He wrote, “I am opposed to having the eagle put its talons on any other land.” A book signing will follow the event.
This is a Free Event! Reservations are suggested; please call (860) 280-3130.
Wednesday, March 5, 5:00 p.m. Reception/5:30 p.m. Discussion at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In LEAN IN, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.
Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.
A joint program of The Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Nook Farm Book Talks are informal conversations and open to all.
Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.
We reprise our popular Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours for some winter fun. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. On these tours participants will hear all these creepy tales -- and learn about Mark Twain's own interest in the supernatural.
Filled with haunted history, dark tales and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing.
They sell out fast, so be sure to call 860-280-3130 soon to make your reservations!
The tours are tsponsored by Tsunami Tsolutions.
Call: (860) 280-3130 for more information & ticketing. Or, visit the Events page on our website for online ticketing.