Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Staff

Megan Rapp

Phone: 573-221-9010 ext. 402

Favorite Twain Quote

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

Favorite Twain Quote

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the idea life.”

Henry Sweets III

Phone: 573-221-9010 ext. 405

Favorite Twain Quote

“Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”

Favorite Twain Quote

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

Facilites Supervisor

Phone: 573-221-9010 ext. 406

Favorite Twain Quote

Favorite and often used quote—

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”

“Supposing is good, but finding out is better."

- Mark Twain in Eruption; Mark Twain’s Autobiography


There are two boards that have jurisdiction over the Mark Twain Museums properties. The Mark Twain Home Foundation is a not-for-profit Foundation which leases the boyhood home from the City of Hannibal. It also oversees properties owned by the Foundation. 

Mark Twain Home Foundation

Board of Directors

Steve Viorel, President
Anne Hizar, Vice-President
Neil F. Maune, Jr., Treasurer
Kristy Trevathan, Secretary
Dr. Sandra Ahlum
Joel Booth
Howard Burton
Darrel Edge
Justin Gibson
John Hark
Paula Holliday
Dr. David Jackson
Mike Kettlekamp
Sherri Steinmann
Dr. Phil Tweedy

The city-owned Mark Twain properties (The Boyhood Home, Museum Gift Shop, Garden, and Tom and Huck Statue) are leased to the Mark Twain Home Foundation. The lease is administered by the Mark Twain Home Board. The Home Board is appointed by the City of Hannibal. The Mark Twain Home Foundation then manages the daily operation of all the museum properties.

Mark Twain Home

Board Members

Frank Salter, Chairman
Representative Louis Riggs
Kristy Trevathan