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Known to readers around the world as Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens moved to Redding in 1908, after construction of his Italianate villa “Stormfield,” was completed.
Declining health eventually slowed the hectic pace of his celebrity life, and Clemens died in Redding in 1910.
The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor Since 1998, the Kennedy Center has awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Humor “to recognize those who create humor from their uniquely American experiences.”The Mark Twain House and Museum Samuel Clemens and his family lived in a 19-room mansion in the Nook Farm neighborhood of Hartford, Connecticut, for almost twenty years, until financial problems forced them to reduce expenses by embarking on a worldwide fundraising lecture tour.
The house, just an hour’s drive from Redding, has now been fully restored; a museum wing, holding almost 50,000 items relating to Mark Twain’s life, was recently opened.
Of particular note is “About Mark Twain,” which provides information appropriate for upper elementary and secondary school students.
Mark Twain Scrapbook This site, excerpted from Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentary on Mark Twain, provides an interactive look at Mark Twain through his writings and artifacts.
Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies Samuel Clemens spent a great deal of time in Elmira, New York.
His wife was born there, he was married there and most of his children were born there.
Mark Twain Forum (including “About Mark Twain”)This is the home of the mailing list for the Mark Twain Forum, an organization which promotes discussion among those with ” a scholarly interest in the life and times of Mark Twain”; archives of the listserv dating from 1992 can be accessed.
The site also offers reviews of the many books that continue to be published about Mark Twain and provides links to some scholarly articles as well.