Learn about the love story of Sam and Livy Clemens

The Mark Twain Museum will host a free program called “Sam and Livy: A Love Story” on April 27 as part of Just Girls Weekend.

The program will be led by museum executive director Henry Sweets and begins at 2 p.m. in the museum gallery. 

Sweets will share insights into the relationship between Sam and Livy Clemens. Learn how Sam met and courted Livy, their start as a new couple in Buffalo, N.Y., the move to Hartford, Conn., and building their large house, and the excitement, struggles, successes and disappointments through their marriage. 

Livy Clemens was a determined lady who endured much to keep the family running. From watching the children as Sam was on lecture and business trips to helping edit her husband’s writing, she was devoted to her family.    

Sam Clemens had fond childhood memories of purloining the baker’s daughter’s gingerbread at school, so guests will be served gingerbread with a lemon drizzle as a sweet treat. 

Just Girls Weekend is sponsored by the Historic Hannibal Marketing Council. Please RSVP for this free event by calling 573-221-9010, ext. 401.

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