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Lexington Community Education presents: Mark Twain and America's "Worst" President - An Evening with author Philip McFarland
For most of a decade Mark Twain lived in Europe, returning to America and a joyous welcome on an October night in 1900. Ten years later, in the spring of 1910, he returned once more, only days before his death, carried down the gangway as reporters on the New York piers waited, yet again, to welcome him home a final time.
In those two decades - last of the nineteenth and first of the twentieth - our modern nation was formed. Only one name rivaled Mark Twain's in the love of his countrymen, Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt dominated the politics of the era the way the author of Huckleberry Finn dominated its culture.
The celebrities were well acquainted, and in public neither spoke ill of the other. But Roosevelt once commented in private that he would like to skin Mark Twain alive, and the humorist recorded his own opinion (although not for public consumption just then) that Roosevelt was "far and away the worst President we have ever had."
Philip McFarland's Mark Twain and the Colonel considers the prickly relationship between those beloved figures of our past.
Pre-registration, using a VISA or MasterCard, is strongly recommended by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.
|Where||Lexington Depot 13 Depot Sq, Lexington, MA 02420|
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|Time||7:00 pm–8:30 pm|
|Phone||781 862 8043|
More About Lexington Depot
The Lexington Depot was built in 1847 and was recently renovated. It is operated by the Lexington Historical Society. It used to be the train station for the line that ran to and from Boston. The path of the line itself is now the Minuteman Bikeway. The Depot is not open to the public, but can be rented for private functions of up to 100 people. Contact the society for more information. There is also a town-operated parking lot located behind the building, which can be used for event parking.
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