Mark Twain House receives $2.2M from state

State Capitol building in Hartford. (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)
State Capitol building in Hartford. (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

HARTFORD, Conn., (AP) — The State Bond Commission has awarded $2.2 million to The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford to improve its energy efficiency and correct water infiltration and drainage issues.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called the Mark Twain House a tourist destination and an “educational treasure” known around the country.

About 50,000 visitors from all 50 states and 72 countries toured the Mark Twain House last year with another 20,000 participating in the house’s events.

The facility’s executive director, Cindy Lovell, says the money will help the Mark Twain House can play an even greater role in Connecticut tourism.

The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author’s Hartford home, where Samuel L. Clemens and his family lived from 1874 to 1891.

 

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