David Scott

Mark Twain House Reopens Mahogany Suite

Mark Twain House Reopens Mahogany Suite

Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford closed the elegant first-floor Mahogany Suite in 2005, and it stayed closed for 11 years. In that time, extensive research was done on the suite, house guests who stayed in it and decor trends when Samuel Clemens' family lived there, from 1874 to 1891.

On Sunday, Dec. 4, the Mahogany Suite reopens as part of the tour of the historic home, to show how the Clemens family treated its most honored guests.

One guest, novelist Grace King, stayed in the suite with a bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, with one window facing the conservatory. "I do feel very much like Beauty did when the beast left her alone in the palace," King wrote...

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