2016: Mark Twain House
On our way home we stopped in Hartford, Connecticut to visit the Mark Twain House and Museum. This is a fascinating stop for those interested in history and literature. I would say though that the tour itself is not terribly child friendly, but the museum has several exhibits that would interest children.
The museum holds the Paige typesetting machine, which Twain believed in heavily and invested a lot of money in, so much so that it ended up bankrupting him. This machine is why I chose the typewriter background paper used on the left hand side. I themed the spread in green due to this background paper and the green ticket. I like to put tickets on to my spreads as it shows a date and time stamp for the occasion, eliminating the need for me to journal (I have messy handwriting).
I bordered photos in a different shaped of green, and affixed the museum brochure to the outside of the plastic page protector so that they reader could open it to view. The Mark Twain cutout and the quotes next to him, are from a quotable card that I bought at the museum gift shop, but that you can buy by clicking on the picture to the left.
The pictures are of the outside and the inside of the house. The bottom right photo is my favorite, as it is of the desk that Mark Twain used when he was writing The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.