100 Years of Memories

Mark Twain's Hannibal vintageMark Twain's Whitewashed fenceMark Twain Missouri postcard 

Senator Claire McCaskill Congratulates the Museum for 100 Years of Service!

The Mark Twain Museum officially opened its doors on May 15, 1912. Now, one hundred years later, we are inviting visitors from all over the world to share their memories. Please send us your photos and captions, and we'll post them here in a virtual exhibit. We'll also be selecting the very best images to create an exhibit for the Museum Gallery. So, hop aboard the Twainland Express of Happy Memories, and let us hear from you!

Mark Twain Twainland Express

Visitors touring Hannibal aboard the Twainland Express snapped lots of photos. Share yours!

Mark Twain statue Dave Thomson 1958

Dave Thomson's first visit
to Hannibal in 1958.

"We wasted the better part of an hour
having lunch at the Mark Twain Hotel.
I was pining away for what I'd been
looking forward to since the vacation
began. Such a short walk to the
Boyhood Home an' Becky's. I should've
told them I would take shank's mare
due north and they'd find me there
soon enough."

Dave Thomson returned
a few years later.

This time he could enjoy the
sights at his own pace.

 Dave Thomson at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home
 Flat Stanley at the Mark Twain Museum

Laura Humphries visited the Boyhood
Home in 1998 with Flat Stanley. 

Stanley returned safely home with this
photo and a Tom Sawyer outfit.

Tim Rodgers of Hubbard, Ohio
visited in July 1992.


"I got up very early, grabbed a cup of
coffee at Hardee's, and headed up to
Lover's Leap, hoping to capture on film
what Twain had described in words -
sunrise on the Mississippi."

 Sunrise in Mark Twain's Hannibal
 Mark Twain Visit by Phyllis Young 1939 

Phyllis Young enjoyed her visit to the
Becky Thatcher House in 1939.

The house looks like it was in need of
some maintenance even then.


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