Five Hartford Homes and The Twain Legacy (Scroll down to read the entire article by Steve Courtney)
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Thank you to Riverside Nursery and Garden Center, Canton and Ruth L. Suffield for their donations of arrangements. AND SPECIAL THANKS to Donna Fritzer and Susan Gleason for organizing and directing the post-tour program. | Musicians for the Mark Twain House: 11:30 - 1:00 Piano Fourhands – Carol Hunt & Sandra Ann Craig : 1:30 – 3:00 Three Seasons Trio - Audrey Gifford (piano) , Patrice Knight (cello), Stephanie Wheeler (flute) | Musicians for the Mark Twain Museum Center_Hal Holbrook Hall: 11:30 – 1:00 Harp students of Susan Knapp-Thomas : 1:30 – 3:00 Renaissance Renbrook School, West Hartford, CT( Kathy Belinkie, Director) with the following performances: 1:30 - 2:10 Renaissance, Renbrook School | 2:15 - 2:30 Chamber Ensemble, Renbrook School | 2:30 - 2:45 Clarinet Ensemble, Renbrook School | 2:45 - 3:00 Brass Quintet, Renbrook School .
We have two houses located on Prospect Avenue (bordering West Hartford), another just off Propect on Sycamore Road and two locations in Hartford itself. Beginning along central Prospect is a beautifully rescued home owned by the Churches near the Mayor’s mansion. Further on, just before Asylum, capping the Hartford Mansion Corridor is a grand white, split-level home owned by the Drusedums. And split between the two on Sycamore Road is the Ware Home with beautiful local custom craftsmanship. Visitors will be passing some of the most iconic homes in the city.
A short drive to downtown Hartford and visitors stop at the historic Hartford Club (Clemens was a member) for refreshments and a survey of the very Twainy second floor billiard room and cigar salon that would have made Sam jealous. Finally the tour ends up across from Bushnell Park at a beautifully restored brownstone on Elm Street owned by the Bronins, just down from the iconic State Capital Building.
Visit each West Hartford home, beginning with the Mark Twain House & Museum and enjoy a comfortable day of visiting unique landmarks of the Hartford area. The tour takes about three hours and requires some commuting but all of the houses are within 15 minutes of one another. So have a wonderful holiday experience, courtesy of Mark Twain and Hartford.
The Wares 30 Sycamore Road, West Hartford, CT 06117
Ed & Tracy Church 734 Prospect Street Hartford, CT 06105
Sara & Luke Bronin 93 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106
The Hartford Club 46 Prospect St, Hartford, CT 06103
Mark & Molly Drusedum 1144 Prospect Ave, Hartford, CT 06103
House Tour Chairs | Lois Anderson, Stacey & Josh Young
Brochure & Website Copy | Steve Courtney
Public Relations & Communications | Karen Paterno
Brochure & Web Design | Josh Young | GentryYoung
Photography | Chuck Pados
Printing & Mailing | Paladin Commercial Printers & Mailing, Newington, CT.
Mark Twain House Liaisons | Beth Miller | Steve Courtney | Jacques Lamarre
The Mark Twain Holiday House Tour is sponsored by The Friends of the Mark Twain House. Proceeds go to the support of The Mark Twain House & Museum.