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<September 2019>

Mark Twain Lecture Series
The Clemenses, the Cranes, and the Household Art Movement
Sep 19  7:00pm

Mark Twain Lecture Series

    Co-Sponsored by
the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies

Thursday, September 19, 7pm:

The Clemenses and the Cranes followed the tenets of the Household Art Movement popular in the late 19th C. The scholar Ritchie, Jr. will talk about parallels between the interiors of the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, and that of Quarry Farm, the residence of Susan and Theodore Crane in Elmira, to illustrate the interchange between the two families of design reform principles. 


Walter G. Ritchie, Jr., is an independent decorative arts scholar and architectural historian specializing in nineteenth-century American domestic architecture, interiors, and furniture.


All lectures will take place at the Chemung County Historical Society, 415 E. Water St., Elmira, NY. Lectures are free and open to the public. Call 607-734-4167 for more information.