HARTFORD — The Lincoln Financial Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to The Mark Twain House & Museum to support the museum’s educational programs that serve Hartford students, according to an email from the Twain Museum.
These programs include its Free Visit Program, which allows Hartford schools to tour the museum and participate in its interactive learning programs at no cost; creative writing programs for middle and high school students; innovative academic programs for Hartford schools that have been designed to meet their curricular needs; educational opportunities for Hartford teachers; and free admission for Hartford teachers and administrators. Given the current public health concerns and the turn to remote learning, the museum has been adapting its educational programs so that they can be offered virtually.
The Mark Twain House & Museum Executive Director Pieter Roos states, “The outstanding support of Lincoln Financial Foundation will help us to extend our comprehensive educational offerings at no cost to the students of Hartford. With the current financial strain put on both Hartford Public Schools and the museum, Lincoln’s generosity ensures that we can continue to provide a robust slate of learning programs to our community.”
Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, was established in 1962. Grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services, and economic/workforce development. Learn more about the foundation at www.LincolnFinancial.com.
The Mark Twain House & Museum is the restored Hartford, Connecticut home where American author Samuel Clemens — Mark Twain — and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, during the years he lived there. In addition to providing tours of Twain’s restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and education programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times. The house and museum at 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford are open daily. For more information call 860-247-0998 or visit www.marktwainhouse.org.
Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign and its Travelers Arts Impact Grant program, with major support from The Travelers Foundation.
For more information about the program, call 860-247-0998 or visit www.marktwainhouse.org/.