Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Get Social with Some Ice Cream at the Mark Twain House

 The Clemens family on the porch, 1885. Credit: The Mark Twain House & Museum. Photo courtesy of MTH&M
Lawn games, live music, hot dogs, discounted tours and ice cream donated by the UConn Dairy Bar, Shady Glenn, and Royal Ice Cream await visitors at this year's annual Ice Cream Social at the Mark Twain House & Museum Thursday, July 26, from 5 to 7 pm.

After the social, a preview screening of the documentary "Linotype: The Film," a look at the unusual way printing technology changed in Mark Twain's day and after will be offered (admission is by donation).

Also being scooped up:
-- Discounted tours of the first floor of the historic Mark Twain House, available for $5 from 5 to 7:15 pm. All the exhibits in the Museum Center, including the featured exhibit "Race, Rage, and Redemption," also will be free.

-- The renowned Phil Rosenthal Duo will present its lively program of traditional and original folk, bluegrass and country music on the patio, featuring two-part harmony vocals and toe-tapping instrumental work.

-- Woody's Hot Dog Cart will have its famed hot dogs available for purchase.

-- Croquet and other lawn games will be tearing up the Great Lawn for the enjoyment of all ages.

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Lauren Yarger with playwright Alfred Uhry at the Mark Twain House. Photo: Jacques Lamarre)

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