Events and Exhibits

Exhibit Opening: Paul Frame 1955 Original "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" Illustrations

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The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum to open exhibit housing 16 original sketches from the 1955 edition of 

"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Published by Whitman Publishing


     The  illustrations are by artist Paul Frame (1914-1944) and are on temporary loan to the museum from Ms. Nora Creason and Mr. Don Metcalf. 


     An award-winning artist of 300 children's books, Mr. Frame was known for his painstaking research and attention to detail.  He was the author of several how-to books including "Drawing Dogs and Puppies" and "Drawing Cats and Kittens" that were published in the 1970's and 1980's.  He has illustrated many books including the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, as well as editions of "The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn", "Casey at the Bat" and "Knights of the Round Table".  

A grand opening of the exhibit will be held in the museum auditorium at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 16th and is free to the public.











 

GLADYS COGGSWELL - LIVE PERFORMANCES May 8 - October

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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 the end of October, 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

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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 the end of October, 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