Setting a High Mark


Twain, that is. The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, Missouri, is looking to build a $10-million endowment by the end of 2010—the 100th anniversary of the writer’s death.

Dr. Cindy Lovell, executive director of the home, says the endowment “will carry the museum through good times and bad times when we’re all dead and gone.”

The drive is well on its way to reaching an interim goal of $3 million by December 31, with many contributions donated via Facebook.

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum includes eight buildings, six of which are on the National Register.

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