Norwalk and Mark Twain Lecture


Norwalk & Mark Twain:

Being Some Interesting Connections Between the City of Norwalk & Mark Twain

“Innocents Abroad” mural by Justin Gruelle

Sunday, November 19, 2017


How is mark Twain connected to Norwalk?  Join Norwalk historians Madeleine and Ed Eckert to discover the connection during their lively lecture. We all know Mark Twain lived in Hartford and Redding, CT, but how is one of America’s most famous literary figures connected to Norwalk? Discover interesting historic and artistic connections between Mark Twain, Norwalk and WPA artists, one being Justin Gruelle.

This lecture was first produced as part of Connecticut’s 2010 Mark Twain Centennial Project commemorating Mark Twain’s death.

The Norwalk Historical Society’s new exhibit: New Deal, New Day: WPA Artists at Work and Play, features some of Justin Gruelle’s work.  It will be open after the lecture.

Admission: $5.00

Purchase tickets online

Limited Seating Available!

Note: The Lecture will take place on the second floor of the Norwalk Historical Society Museum.  At this time, there are no elevators to the second floor.

About Ed and Madeleine Eckert

Ed and Madeleine Eckert are local researchers and historians are Norwalk Historical Society Board of Director members. They have given numerous slide lecture presentations in Norwalk and throughout the state.  They have led walking and cemetery tours around the Historic Norwalk Green, Mill Hill graveyard, St. Paul’s graveyard and Riverside Cemetery.  The Eckerts have done extensive research on the Battle and Burning of Norwalk, Nathan Hale, African-American history, and Colonial history in Norwalk.


Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Front entrance accessible from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. The Museum is in the red brick house with double blue front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department