My wife and I were there, I think 3 years ago. There's quite a little
Twain-related industry going, including the House and the Museum. On your
visit You can also see a former Blankenship residence, and (by appointment)
"Jim's Journey" which is an exhibition focused on the enslaved residents of
Hannibal in Clemens' time.
On Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 9:10 AM Carl J. Chimi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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.