Mark Twain Exhibit in Hamilton Hall

Type: Museum / Exhibit Involved: Twain, Mark
Location: College Ave and W Washing
Elmira, NY
Cause: Freethought / Atheism / Secular Humanism

Completed in 1925, Elmira College’s Hamilton Hall is cited as an outstanding example of English Collegiate Gothic Architecture on the National Register of Historic Places. Its Great Hall houses a permanent Mark Twain Exhibit.

It is described as follows in a college publication: "The Mark Twain Exhibit in Hamilton Hall houses photographs, stereoscopic views, and memorabilia from the summers Mark Twain and his family spent in Elmira. The Exhibit also contains associated furniture and clothing. Trained student guides are on hand to speak with visitors daily throughout the summer and by appointment in the off-season about Elmira’s unique place in Mark Twain’s life." See also Hamilton Hall info page and the Center for Mark Twain Studies info page.