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Wed May 9, 2012
KC History: Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Celebrates 100th Anniversary
What comes to mind when you think of famous Missourians? Brad Pitt, or Thomas Hart Benton, or Sheryl Crow? Well, of course, but even more long-enduring is the beloved author and satirist Mark Twain.
The museum has managed to remain a must-see cultural spot despite its small staff and lack of federal funding, which stays afloat due to "Twainiacs" and other appreciators of Twain's lasting historical and cultural relevance.
Tune in today to learn more about the history of this famous Missourian and the museum that holds him so dear.
What about you? Have Mark Twain's writings had any influence on your life or identity as a Missourian or Midwesterner?
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