As a Self-Appointed Official Cheerleader for 19th Century Authors and Their Homes, it’s my duty to inform you that the Mark Twain House and Museum — Twain’s really wonderful and quirky home in Hartford, Connecticut — has fallen on hard times and is in danger of being shut down.
Twain lost possession of the house during his lifetime, when his own writing failed to produce adequate revenue to make ends meet. Wanna help make sure it doesn’t fall on hard times again? Go here and make a donation. You’ll be glad you did.