MARK TWAIN MUSEUM GALLERY in Hannibal

My last Hannibal post is the Mark Twain Museum Gallery – most probably my favorite because it gave me the chance to step into the pages of Twain’s most famous books. With a little imagination, I could ride a raft with Huck and Jim, explore a cave with Tom & Becky, and paint the famous whitewashed fence.
Also, the Museum Gallery features 15 original Norman Rockwell paintings, as well as a wealth of artifacts from Twain’s life. In 1935 Norman Rockwell was chosen to create the illustrations in the special editions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huck Finn. Some of these illustrations are in my photos above along with their captions. The original paintings were given to the museum before Rockwell died in 1978. Remember…….

“Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.” Mark Twain

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