Happy Hour History #3

Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court
Buffalo, NY 14216

September 20, 2023

Starting: 6:00 PM

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The Wednesday night lecture and event series will feature local and regional historians speaking on a variety of topics, as well as documentary screenings. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at each event. Admission for the program series is $5 per event, and free for members. On Wednesdays, each program starts at 6 p.m. and the Museum will remain open until 8 p.m.

9/20: Mark Twain in Buffalo 

In August 1869, 33-year-old journalist Samuel L. Clemens moved to Buffalo hoping to establish himself as a successful newspaper editor. Writer and professor Tom Reigstad joins us to provide fresh insights into Twain’s domestic, social, and professional experiences in Buffalo. The talk will include anecdotes about Twain’s stay in Buffalo as a newspaperman, as a budding author of books, as a community celebrity, and his challenges as a new husband and father. It is as much a story of Twain’s rise as a literary figure as it is about Buffalo’s own cultural and economic boom.