The Lawn Party at Nook Farm

June 8, 2024

 🎉 Let’s Party 🎉 

Saturday, June 8, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Mark Twain House & Museum, and the Asylum Hill Neighborhood – AHNA invite you to join us for the Lawn Party at Nook Farm!

Gather your friends and family, pack your blankets and snacks, and get ready for a day full of excitement! Enjoy dancing, music, and a host of family activities including:

  • Free museum tours brought to you by CT Open House Day. Free station tours of The Mark Twain House (11am to 3pm). Free first floor station tours of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House (1:00 to 2:00 pm) and the Katharine Seymour Day House (11:00 am to 3:00 pm). Free admission to The Mark Twain Museum Center and Stowe Visitor Center exhibition spaces.
  • Courtesy of the Stowe Center, three hundred (300) lucky guests will receive a free one-hour, one-mile audio tour of the historic Nook Farm neighborhood that Stowe, Twain, and other luminaries called home.
  • Lawn games and art activities.
  • Wish Harriet Beecher Stowe and Clara Clemens a happy birthday with a cake cutting at 12:00 pm.
  • Complimentary Slushees and hot dogs.
  • Live performances of Susy Clemens’ original play The Love-Chase, performed by actors from The Mark Twain House Living History Ensemble at 11:00 am, 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm.
  • The debut of Anne Cubberly’s new Mark Twain giant puppet.
  • Engagements with local social justice organizations.

Location: 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT

Admission: Free! (No RSVP required). Complimentary parking; restrooms available!

We’re also celebrating the birthdays of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Clara Clemens, Twain’s daughter. Join us for cake cutting and a chance to engage in meaningful conversations about civic engagement, continuing the storied legacy of Nook Farm.

About Nook Farm:

Once a hub of civic engagement, Nook Farm was famously described by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Joan Hedrick as a place where “there was no pot left unstirred.” Neighbors like Stowe and Twain often engaged in spirited discussions here. Through the Lawn Party, we honor that tradition by bringing the community together for this special event. We look forward to seeing you there for an unforgettable day of community and celebration at Nook Farm!

Location 351 Farmington Ave. Hartford, CT
Doors Open
Program 11:00 - 3:00 pm