Virtual Mondays with Mark Twain in May
Join us each Monday in May at 12PM Noon ET to discover and explore the history and adventure through these virtual sessions with the Mark Twain House & Museum. Each week offers a new page of history to uncover and discover. Live virtual event.
Monday, May 24, 2021 @12PM ET
Mark Twain, World Traveler
At 17, Samuel Clemens told his mother “I want to move, move, MOVE!” Move he did, with travel serving as a central feature of his personal life and the driving engine for much of his writing career. From mining towns in Nevada and California to dispatches sent from Hawaii and the Holy Land, Twain built a solid career as a journalist and travel writer before achieving success as a fiction writer, but he never left travel behind. Themes of travel, mobility, and cultural contact pervade his fiction, and its success was driven by Twain’s repeated national and global speaking tours. This program explores Twain’s experience with and relationship to travel, including its effect on his social views.
Registration Required for all sessions go to www.aarp.org/ctevents
5/3 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
5/10 The Character of the Place
5/17 Seventeen Summers in a Garden