Quarry Farm Designated New York State Literary Landmark

April 04 2017
Category: Twain

Image of Quarry Farm, Mark Twain's summer home

Quarry Farm, summer home of literary icon Mark Twain, has been designated a New York State Literary Landmark by United for Libraries and the Empire State Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book.

The designation places Quarry Farm on a list of American literary treasures, which features such locations as the homes of Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, libraries, museum collections, and literary scenes.  The public is invited to a Literary Landmark Plaque Dedication at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, May 3 at Quarry Farm.  Tours of the Quarry Farm grounds will be offered beginning at 5:00 p.m., with light refreshments immediately following the dedication ceremony. 

The evening concludes with a “Trouble Begins” Spring Lecture event beginning at 7:00 p.m. titled, “Roughing It: Twain’s Take on Brigham Young, Polygamy, and the Mountain Meadows Massacre,” presented by Barbara Jones Brown.  This will be the second lecture in the spring series, which gets underway on Wednesday, April 26. 

About United for Libraries
United for Libraries is a national network of enthusiastic library supporters who believe in the importance of libraries as the social and intellectual centers of communities and campuses.  The mission of United for Libraries is to support those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for all types of libraries. 

About Empire State Center for the Book
The Empire State Center for the Book is committed to the book in all formats and works with publishers, libraries, museums, educational institutions, scholars, authors, illustrators and other interested parties to enrich book culture for the people of New York.  The Center is an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book.

About Library of Congress Center for the Book
The Library of Congress Center for the Book was established by public law in 1977 and incorporates several private-public partnerships designed to implement programs, awards and prizes in order to nurture and expand a culture of literacy and reading. Since its founding, the Library of Congress Center for the Book has established affiliate centers in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.