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“The Character of the Place” w/ The Mark Twain House and Museum
March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
6:00 PM in the Town Hall Assembly Room
When Sam Clemens first visited Hartford in 1868, he deemed it “the best built and the handsomest town I have ever seen.” But Hartford was more than just a pretty place–it was the richest city in the United States at the time. “Hartford dollars have a place in half the great moneyed enterprises of the Union,” Clemens noted, and his neighbor Harriet Beecher Stowe called it “fat, rich, and cosy.” This program explores the social, cultural, and economic dynamics of the Gilded Age through the city where Clemens helped coin the term itself, as well as the ways the city shaped his career and personal life.
Space is limited- registration is appreciated. Please call the library at 203-729-1441 for more information or register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-character-of-the-place-wthe-mark-twain-house-museum-tickets-276764629457