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Celebrate the Holiday Season with The Mark Twain House & Museum

November 26, 2023

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Gilded Age Ornament Workshop

In the Gilded Age, American families who celebrated Christmas made most of their decorations by hand, and the Clemens family was no exception. In this workshop, we’ll show you how […]

Christmas Charity in the Gilded Age

November 26 • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Great baskets with the feet of turkeys protruding below blankets of flowers and fruit.” As Clara Clemens recalled years later, one of the most important Christmas traditions for the Clemens […]

Home for the Holidays: a Living History Experience

November 26 • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Home for the Holidays: a Living History Experience

The year is 1889—Mark Twain’s family is at home, busily preparing for the holiday season: decorations, gift baskets, dinner parties, and rehearsal for an original play, written by Mark Twain’s […]

Forget Black Friday–Museum Store Sunday has everything you need!

Sunday, November 26: Get started on your holiday shopping with some free festive food and drink to fuel your retail journey!

We’ll also have a trunk show with local jewelry designer Amy Kahn Russell and 30% discounts for museum members. Enjoy live music and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Make the same decorations the Clemens family did with one of our Gilded Age ornament craft workshops.

Learn about the Clemens family’s traditions of giving at Christmas Charity in the Gilded Age. Donate a winter coat to our drive for MAAC charities and attend for free!

Attend the premiere of “Home For The Holidays,“ an immersive living history experience in the historic home.

Tours of the historic Mark Twain House all decorated for the season.

Become a Member HERE!


 Museum Store Sunday is a global annual event celebrating the stores and their mission-related products which play a vital role in helping arts, cultural and nonprofit attractions educate and thrive.

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November 26, 2023