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Mark Twain House is getting $2.2M in upgrades

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 26, 2014 at 1:27 pm •  Published: July 26, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Mark Twain House & Museum in Connecticut has been awarded $2.2 million to improve its energy efficiency and correct water infiltration and drainage issues.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called the Mark Twain House in Hartford a tourist destination and an "educational treasure" known around the country. The State Bond Commission awarded the money.

About 50,000 visitors from all 50 states and 72 countries toured the Mark Twain House last year. An additional 20,000 participated in the house's events.

The facility's executive director, Cindy Lovell, says the money will help the Mark Twain House play an even greater role in Connecticut tourism.

The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author's Hartford home, where Samuel L. Clemens and his family lived from 1874 to 1891.