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Cindy Lovell <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 9 Jun 2019 13:17:56 +0000
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Carl, the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum is

comprised of an interpretive center, museum, and

restored buildings relevant to Sam Clemens, such

as his father's Justice of the Peace building. Allow 2

or 3 hours to see it all, including the gallery two blocks

away from the boyhood home. The cave is always a

must-see regardless of how many times you've toured

it. Two new additions to Hannibal since your last visit

are Jim's Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center

and the Hannibal History Museum. Both are well

worth your time. Jim's Journey tells the history of

African American history in Hannibal. Faye Dant

oversees the museum, and you'll enjoy meeting her.

The Hannibal History Museum is just as its name implies.

Hannibal is celebrating its bicentennial this year.

There is currently a special exhibit at Jim's Journey titled

BOOM! The Rise & Fall of Missouriís Black Business

Districts. Details about other bicentennial events

are online at

Have a great time! I'm heading there myself in a week

or so!

Cindy Lovell

From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Carl J. Chimi <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:58:48 AM
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Subject: Hannibal Visit

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This week, my wife and I are driving from Northeast PA out to Emporia, KS, for some sort of giant art event an artist friend of hers is wrangling.  I'm almost trying not to know anything about that event beforehand, so that I can experience it without preconceptions and maybe delight in it.

Anyway, I managed to get us about a day and a half, two nights, in Hannibal.  I was there for a day in 1974, on my way from one Air Force gig to another.  I was there again in 1994.  Both times I know I went to the Clemens house and to the Cave.  And maybe to a museum next to the house, if such exists.  I only remember that the 20 years had brought big changes to the house and the cave.  I can only wonder how the last 25 years have changed the place.  We won't have a lot of time, unfortunately, but we will surely try to see the house and cave again.  My questions to the Forum are what other places should we consider taking in this time around?  Anyone we should meet?  Has the place changed a lot in 25 years?

Any advice will be appreciated.  This may be the last time I get to visit Hannibal, although I hope not.  I've had a deep and abiding interest in Mark Twain going on 60 years now.