While visiting Connecticut last week, my brother-in-law took me to the Mark Twain House in Hartford where the Twain family lived from 1874-1891. The home is dark, but beautiful, decorated with stenciling by Louis Comfort Tiffany, and adorned with furniture from his travels. I was particularly interested in viewing his family home since a writer friend, Barbara Kerley, is publishing a story about his eldest daughter. I saw where Susy slept and where she was home-schooled. But most exciting for me was to see the desk where Mark Twain penned his stories, which was on the third floor next to the billiard table.
The Twain House is a national treasure, but sadly it is underfunded and is threatening to close. Therefore, I put out a plea to fellow writers to make a donation to help keep the Twain House & Museum open. Click here to donate.