Events and Exhibits

A Tale of Reincarnation with Author Robert Snow

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A Tale of Reincarnation by

 Author Robert Snow of Looking for Carroll Beckwith

 

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and Hannibal History Museum present author and retired Indianapolis Police Department Commander Robert Snow, Saturday, September 5th at the Mark Twain Museum Gallery.  Hear Robert Snow’s incredible story of past life and reincarnation at a special reception during the Big River Steampunk Festival.

From skeptic to believer, Robert L. Snow will share his story and the journey to discovering his connection to one of 19th Centuries prominent figures in American Art, impressionist artist, James Carroll Beckwith. 

  Beckwith was born in Hannibal on September 23, 1852 and began studying art at the age of 16 at the Chicago Academy of Design.  He continued his studies at the National Academy of Design in New York and later in Paris before returning to the United States in 1878.  James Carroll Beckwith is known for his impressionist style and strong voice against modernism.  One of Beckwith’s most famous works is his 1890’s portrait of Mark Twain.

Join the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and the Hannibal History Museum as they welcome author Robert Snow during the Big River Steampunk Festival.  Snow will share his incredible story of skepticism to believer and delve into his experiences with past life regression and his research proving that reincarnation is possible. 

Robert Snow’s presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. with social starting at 6 p.m.  Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages are included with your admission.  Copies of Looking for Carroll Beckwith may be purchased and autographed during the event. 

A Tale of Reincarnation with Robert Snow is being sponsored by the generosity of Ms. Nora Creason and Mr. Don Metcalf, Mark Twain Distribution, The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and the Hannibal History Museum. Proceeds from the event to sponsor both museums. 

 Tickets are $15.00 per person or $10.00 for Mark Twain Museum Associate Members and are available online at www.marktwainmuseum.org or www.bigriversteampunkfestival.com.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLADYS COGGSWELL - LIVE PERFORMANCES May 8 - August 14

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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 6 through August 14      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 7 through October 25th, 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 , the Missouri Arts Council 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