Events and Exhibits

4th Annual Trivia Night to support the Becky Thatcher House

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Mark Twain Museum & Boyhood Home's 

4th Annual Trivia Night

7 p.m., Friday, January 30th, 2015
Mark Twain Museum Gallery
120 N. Main
-Doors open at 6 p.m. 

Twain knew it best when he wrote,  Laughter without a tinge of philosophy is but a sneeze of humor. Genuine humor is replete with wisdom." 

Join the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum for an evening full of fun, friends and facts at our 4th Annual Trivia Night Event to support the Becky Thatcher House.  Proceeds from the event support permanent exhibits and when completed, the Becky Thatcher House will become Hannibal’s only museum dedicated to children.

The Museum’s 4th Annual Trivia Night will be held at the Museum Gallery, Friday, January 30th with an inclement weather date set for the following Friday, February 6th.  Doors open at 6 p.m. with rounds of trivia beginning at 7 p.m. 

10 Players Per Team

10 Different Categories

10 Questions Per Round

1 Category Mark Twain Trivia

$100 Team Entry Fee

So gather up your friends, brush up on your trivia and join the Mark Twain Museum for an enjoyable evening with games, mulligans and silent auction.  Beverages will be available for purchase.  To register your team, donate items to the auction or sponsor the event call 573-221-9010 ext. 404.  

 

GLADYS COGGSWELL - LIVE PERFORMANCES May 8 - October 18

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WHAT: "A True Story, Repeated Word for Word As I Heard It"

Gladys Coggswell performs at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri

WHO: Performed by Gladys Coggswell, world class storyteller
            WHEN: May 7 through October 18 Wednesdays through Saturdays

10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Gallery (120 North Main)

COST: Free with museum ticket, thanks to funding from the Missouri Arts Council 

and the Missouri Humanities Council


Gladys Coggswell is a master storyteller who performs as "Aunt Rachel," a former slave whose real name was Mary Ann Cord. One summer evening, Mary Ann recalled her life as a slave and the sorrow of being torn apart from her husband and children on the auction block.  Twain wrote her story and published it in the Atlantic Monthly in 1874. (Approx. 40 min.) Performances subject to change without notice. 
                                                 Missouri Arts Council funds Mark Twain Museum live performances featuring Gladys Coggswell Missouri Humanities Council supports live performances at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
 

MARK TWAIN LIVE PERFORMANCES - May through October 27th

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WHAT: "Mark Twain's Retreat" - Twain's Civil War recollections

Jim Waddell performs Mark Twain's Civil War recollections at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum during summer 2013.

WHO: Performed by Jim Waddell, respected Mark Twain actor

            WHEN: May 8 through October 27th, Thursdays through Sundays at 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Gallery (120 North Main)

COST: Free, thanks to funding from the Missouri Division of Tourism 

and the Missouri Humanities Council

Civil War Missouri was a powder keg of conflicting sentiments. Jim Waddell stages a presentation in the Museum Gallery to give visitors an overview of this period of national transition - from Twain's unique perspective. (Approx. 40 min.) Performances subject to change without notice. 

Missouri Division of Tourism funds live performances at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum Missouri Humanities Council supports live performances at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum