The Mark Twain House: Birthplace of Many Great American Novels

Images of a steamboat chugging down the muddy brown water of the Mississippi River is the first image that comes to mind when I hear “Mark Twain”, followed by his infamous all white suit, thick eyebrows and mustache. Hartford, Connecticut however does not come to mind. I was so very surprised to find out that…

Roseland Cottage: Christmas in 1887

I started this journey in early November, not realizing that many of the Historic New England  homes closed for the winter. Thankfully, Historic New England  has a robust events calendar on their website, and I  noticed that the Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, Connecticut would be open December 8th & 9th. The event was called “A Victorian…