Students from Humanities Chair Jeff Partridge’s English 220 class will present their posters on the theme of “Stowe, Twain and Me” in Hal Holbrook Hall at the Mark Twain House & Museum on Wednesday, December 16th, 3 -4:30 p.m.
The public is welcome to attend. Mark Twain House & Museum is located at 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford.During the fall semester the English 220 classes were held for the first time at the Twain House museum and the adjacent Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. The off-campus course sprang from the College’s Hartford Heritage Project. The project, launched in 2010 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has spawned learning communities, access to museums and institutions and new courses based on Hartford content.
The hybrid English 220 “Studies in American Literature: Stowe and Twain” course was held Wednesdays during the semester. The course included reading and discussing the works of Twain and Stowe, talks and support from staff at both museums and a behind-the-scenes look at this historic houses and exhibits of the Hartford-based literary giants.
The College and Foundation is seeking sustaining support for the Hartford Heritage Project through an NEH Challenge Grant to continue place-based learning activities at the College. For more information contact the Advancement office at 860-906-5102; E-mail: CA-Foundation@capitalcc.edu