Trouble at Home: Mark Twain and Elmira
When Samuel Clemens, more commonly known by his pen name “Mark Twain”, married Olivia Langdon on February 2, 1870, it was inevitable that Elmira, New York would become a cornerstone for their family life. The Langdon’s, Sam’s in-laws, were a prominent Elmira family. Sam, Livy, and their daughters would frequent the Langdon’s Elmira home, Quarry Farm, during the summer. Additionally, the Clemens family is buried in Elmira’s Woodlawn Cemetery, along with the Langdon family.
In 1982, Elmira College became home to the Center for Mark Twain Studies (CMTS) thanks to the Langdon family who gifted Quarry Farm to the college. The Center offers distinctive programs to foster and support Mark Twain scholarship and to strengthen the teaching of Mark Twain at all academic levels. The Center serves the Elmira College community and regional, national, and international students and scholars of Mark Twain.
Join the Mark Twain House virtually on Thursday, August 20, at 5:30 p.m. for the next installment of The Mark Twain House’s Trouble at Home, when Dr. Matt Seybold and Dr. Joseph Lemak from CMTS will be interviewed by Betsy Maguire about all things Twain in Elmira.
This program is free to attend, though while registering for the event, we hope you’ll consider contributing what you’d call a fair ticket price. We thank you for your attendance whether you’re able to donate or not. REGISTER HERE: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/trouble-at-home-joe/register
The Trouble at Home and Trouble Begins at 5:30 series are made possible with the support of Connecticut Humanities and by the Center for Mark Twain Studies.