Sep 15 7:00pm
September 15 at 7pm: “Mark Twain on Architecture,” by Dr. Peter Mires
Mark Twain knew a thing or two about many subjects, including architecture, and he included the built environment in his fiction and nonfiction alike. Twain could be an outspoken critic of architecture, as well as use buildings as a literary device. By pairing passages gleaned from Twain’s work with examples of extant buildings, Dr. Mires illustrates Mark Twain’s comments, opinions, and tastes—humorous or otherwise—on the subject of American architecture.
This program is free and open to the public. Call 607-734-4167 ext. 205 for more information.
CCHS would like to thank the staff at the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College for their assistance arranging this programming series. This activity is made possible in part by the QuickARTS grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.