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The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum has provided a list of events for the remainder of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. Click on a month to see what events will be held at that time.

 

January

 

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February

 

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March

 

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April

 

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May

 

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June

 

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July

 

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August

 

Live Mark Twain Performances by Actor Jim Waddell

Join Jim Waddell as Mark Twain in recounting the childhood experiences that led to the creation of Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Waddell performs every Thursday at 4:00pm in the Mark Twain Museum Gallery auditorium, located at 120 N. Main. These performances are free to the public.

 

Music Under the Stars

Held every Thursday at 7:00pm through August on Historic Hill Street between Sam’s Boyhood Home and the Becky Thatcher House, this event showcases local area musicians as well as regional performers. Come join us for these wonderful artists (no entry fee; all events are free to the public):

  • August 17 with The Bottoms Up Blues Gang  
  • August 24 features SoulShaker
  • August 31 with Steppin’ Back

 

September

 

The Taste of Twain Wine, Food and Beer Festival

The Taste of Twain Wine, Food, and Beer Festival showcases great Missouri wineries and winemakers, local and regional craft breweries, and Hannibal area restaurants with two stages of live music. A Fundraiser for the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum properties, The Taste of Twain will be held on Saturday, September 16th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in the Mark Twain Boyhood Gardens and the parking lot of the Museum Interpretive Center located at 415 N. Main.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the event.  Contact Melissa at 573-221-9010 ext. 404 to purchase your ticket or click here for more information on the Taste of Twain.

 

Live Mark Twain Performances by Actor Jim Waddell

Join Jim Waddell as Mark Twain in recounting Mark Twain’s childhood experiences that led to the creation of his famous book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Waddell performs every Thursday through Sunday at 4:00pm in the Mark Twain Museum Gallery auditorium, located at 120 N. Main. These performances are provided free to the public thanks to the generous support of the Missouri Humanities Council, the Missouri Arts Council and the Community Foundation.

 

October

Live Mark Twain Performances by Actor Jim Waddell

Join Jim Waddell as Mark Twain in recounting Mark Twain’s childhood experiences that led to the creation of his famous book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Waddell performs every Thursday through Sunday at 4:00pm in the Mark Twain Museum Gallery auditorium, located at 120 N. Main. These performances are free to the public.

 

November

 

The Mark Twain Museum invites you to Mark Twain’s Annual Birthday Bash!

We’re celebrating Mark Twain’s Birthday with an old-fashioned Birthday Party for children, a Mustache Competition, Masquerade Mask Exhibit and Contest and the official lighting of the Boyhood Home Christmas Tree with music, Mark Twain and Tom and Becky.  Join us Saturday, November 25th for a day full of festivities and merriment.

It all kicks off at 1:00 with Twain’s Birthday Party for Children.  Tom and Becky will be on hand to celebrate Sam’s Birthday with old-fashioned games, crafts, story-telling and cupcakes!  Twain’s Birthday Party will be held on the main floor of the Museum Gallery at 120 N. Main.  Free for children to attend and must be accompanied by an adult.

The museum’s annual Mustache Competition begins at 3:00 with a Mark Twain Stache, Dapper Stache and Manliest Stache Competition.  $5 entry fee for each category and prizes awarded to the winners.  If you’ve got a mustache reminiscent of Mark Twain’s walrus stache, enter our Mark Twain Stache Competition.  True to the walrus style, the mustache should be bushy, cover the top of the lip and droop at the sides.  For those artistic fellas, there’s the Dapper Stache competition.  Full of artistic flare.  Use of gels, sprays, rubber bands and other additions are allowed and encouraged!  Our third category is the manliest stache, selected by a panel of judges.

Artists young and old can enter the Masquerade Mask Contest using a paper mache mask and transforming it into an original piece of art.  Any medium is allowed.  We ask that the masks come complete with string to hang in our auditorium on exhibit prior to the Birthday Bash Celebration.  Masks are available at the museum office starting November 6,  or you can provide your own.  All entries must be turned into the office, 120 N. Main, by November 17th and will be on exhibit November 18 – November 25th.  Winners of the People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice will be announced at 4:00 during the Birthday Bash Celebration.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners in both categories.

The party continues outside Sam’s Boyhood Home on Hill Street with the lighting of the official Christmas Tree and Boyhood Home Gardens.  Join Mark Twain, Tom and Becky beginning at 5:00 pm for music and entertainment and join in the caroling as the grounds are illuminated for Christmas at dusk.

For more information on all the festivities for Mark Twain’s Annual Birthday Bash contact Melissa at 573-221-9010 ext. 404.

 

December

 

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