One thing that we at the Mark Twain House love about Hartford is how often our nonprofits collaborate. We have two big free Saturdays coming up, and we'd love for you to know about them!
This very Saturday, our Education Director Craig Hotchkiss will participate in the Wadsworth Atheneum's Last Saturdays program. Craig will deliver a historical and playful storytelling activity, and some of our fun Twain swag will be in attendance, too. The program will be held at the Wadsworth on Main Street in downtown Hartford. Visit Craig and see if you can tell a story as great as one of Sam's!
Even more exciting, on June 12th, we will be hosting a smorgasboard of artists, actors, craftsmen, and musicians to celebrate Tom Sawyer Day for FREE. June 12th is also Connecticut Open House Day, one of the many Big Read events, and Hartford's Magical History Tour (in conjunction with the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and the Amistad Center for Arts & Culture). Phew! That's a lot of collaboration!
Tom Sawyer Day will run from 10 - 5 on June 12th and will feature some incredible locals, including:
- The Cupcake Brake (like an ice cream truck for cupcakes)
- Sea Tea Improv
- Puppetteer Anne Cubberly
- The Bawdy Buckaneers
- The Hartford City Ballet
- The Children's Museum
- On-site Leapfrog and Marbles
- A stretchers-telling contest (you can do better than "the dog ate my homework!" Prove it!)
And about twenty more attractions-- all for free! It will be a full, fantastic day here at Nook Farm (with free shuttle service down to the Wadsworth & Amistad Center).
Can't wait to see you here on June 12th!
- The Mark Twain House