To commemorating the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death, historians Madeleine and Ed Eckert and The Wilton Historical Society are presenting “Norwalk and Mark Twain”. The production will be held on Sunday, September 26, 3:00 at the historical society and chronicles the relationship that existed between Twain and the residents of Norwalk, CT.
From The Wilton Historical Society:
The hour-long slide presentation describes two friendships developed by Mark Twain with Norwalk residents: Frederick Dimon, a shipping merchant, and Edward Keeler Lockwood, a leader in the mercantile industry, as well as a dramatic theft of valuables from Mark Twain’s Redding home during his residency. Also included are “bonuses” of connections with Silvermine artists Justin Gruelle, George Avison, Worth Brehm and Warner Chappell, each of whom illustrated books written by Mark Twain.
The presentation was originally written as part of Connecticut’s 2010 Mark Twain Centennial Project. Twain’s death and will also be commemorated at the Mark Twain House in Hartford.
The Exhibit & Program are free to members and all children accompanied by an adult. There is a $5.00 admission charge for non-member adults.
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