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      Afternoon Trip: A Visit to the Mark Twain House & Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in New Haven

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      April 27, 2019

      Saturday  10:30 AM

      421 Temple St
      New Haven, Connecticut 06511

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      Afternoon Trip: A Visit to the Mark Twain House & Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

      This April, we are excited to announce an afternoon of American history with a trip to Hartford, CT for a guided tour of The Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center! Located practically across the street from one another, these two American legends have homes that are filled with history for us to explore.  Your discounted ticket price includes: Roundtrip transportation from OISS to Hartford, CT (approx. 1 hour away) Entrance into both museums & guided tours We will leave at 10:30am from the OISS to arrive to the Twain House & Stowe Center a little before 12pm where we will begin our 2.5 hour guided tour of the two museums. We will be guided through the history, spaces, and museums with plenty of time for questions, photos, and exploration! We will return to OISS after the tours and should be back by 3:30pm.  About the museums: Harriet Beecher Stowe is an American author who published more than 30 books in her lifetime, but her best-selling anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, catapulted her into international celebrity. The Center preserves Stowe's Hartford home and the historic collections, promotes vibrant discussions about her life and work, and inspires commitment to social justice and positive change.  Mark Twain is one of the U.S.' defining cultural figures, authoring books such as The Innocents Abroad, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The house was Mark Twain's former home and measures 11,500 square feet with 25 rooms on three floors.  Please note that due to the age of the homes, they are not wheelchair accessible and you will need to be prepared to climb several flights of stairs. Additionally, this trip may not be suitable for children as the Stowe house tour contains discussions of slavery and child loss in some detail.   Important Notes: Open to the Yale Community but you must register to attend.  If you would like to bring your family along, please note that this trip is only open to children who are not legally required to use a car seat (5 years or older and 40+ lbs) - these are the bus requirements. See note above, but this trip may not be suitable for young children.  No refunds will be issued once tickets are purchased. 

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