Join us Thursday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. for “Mark Twain, Cosmic Traveler”
Please join us for our second program for 2022. Bryan Roy, Assistant Manager of Interpretation at the Mark Twain House & Museum, will present “Mark Twain, Cosmic Traveler.”
From a young age, Mark Twain was a traveling man. Whether it was traveling in a steamboat up the Mississippi, crossing the American desert in a stagecoach, or one of his countless trips across the Atlantic; it’s hard to imagine a place he did not go. This program will discuss many (but not all) of the trips he took over his life as well as a few that he did not. We will explore where he went, why he went, and how he got there. We will also delve into Twain’s vivid imagination and discuss some of the Universe’s most sought-after travel destinations. His birth under Halley’s Comet triggered a fascination with outer space as well as the proposed methods of travel therein.
Bryan Roy is the Assistant Manager of Interpretation at the Mark Twain House and Museum. As a teenager, he was once told by a humorless boss that his sarcasm was “holding him back.” He later decided to work at the home of America’s most famous master of sarcasm, purely out of spite (and a lifelong love of history and literature). Bryan greatly enjoys showing people the Twain House; he considers holding a key to the home one of the greatest privileges of his life. In addition to learning and teaching about Mark Twain, Bryan enjoys gardening and cutting out irregular shapes with his scroll saw.