Saturday, February 20, 2016

Visit The Mark Twain Room When in Buffalo, New York

Mary Kunz Goldman at the Buffalo News offers a piece on the Mark Twain Room at the city's Central Library.

The Mark Twain Room is free. It’s open to all. It is a glassed-in space right off the main drag in the downtown Central Library. Yet most will walk on by, and never the Twain shall meet.
That’s a shame, and I’m not just talking about the pun.
You do not have to be a Twainiac to know that the great man lived in Buffalo for a couple of years, from 1869 to 1871, when he was involved with the Buffalo Express. He resided on Delaware Avenue, in a big old Victorian house demolished long ago. And Buffalo has an enviable Twain souvenir, the handwritten manuscript to his legendary novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”
So what are you waiting for? Why should adventures belong only to Huckleberry Finn? That was what I asked myself that the other day. And instead of walking past the Twain Room as I had always done, I stopped, and I went in.
You can read the rest of the piece and view some good photos via the below link:

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