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Connecticut’s Favorite Son: Mark Twain

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Join us as the Sherman Library offers “Connecticut’s Favorite Son: Mark Twain” a presentation by Mike Allen on Thursday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. in-person at the Sherman Library
He’s perhaps this country’s most famous and beloved author. Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, spent 25% of his life in Connecticut – including in Hartford (where he wrote some of his most famous works) and Redding (where he died). Despite his reputation as a  humorist, he hid the bitter pain he suffered following numerous personal tragedies. This presentation will provide a summary overview of his life and concentrate on his years in Connecticut, particularly his final two years in Redding.
Mike Allen specializes in bringing local history to life, through his background in journalism, radio broadcasting, podcasting and public speaking. Mike is the producer and host of the podcast Amazing Tales from Off and On Connecticut's Beaten Path. He interviews experts on a variety of historical topics. Mike has lived in Connecticut for more than 50 years, currently residing in Danbury.
This is a free in-person program offered at the Sherman Library. Register online at or contact