Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Staff

James Lundgren

Phone: 573-221-9010 ext. 402

Favorite Twain Quote

“Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live.”

Brent Bland

Phone: 573-221-9010 ext. 403

Favorite Twain Quote

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

Favorite Twain Quote

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

Favorite Twain Quote

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

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

“I don’t like to commit myself to heaven and hell—you see, I have friends in both places.”

“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, Old Museum, 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