Henry Sweets, Curator

Meet Henry Sweets III


Phone: 573-221-9010 ext. 405

Henry Sweets received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1971 and a Master’s in Education in 1973. He then taught high school science for two years at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in New Jersey, and two years at Byron High School in Illinois. He next earned a Master of Arts degree in American History and Museum Studies from the University of Delaware in 1978. Sweets came to the Mark Twain Museum in January 1978. He has edited the Museum publication The Fence Painter since 1982, led workshops, and made many presentations on behalf of the Museum. Sweets also served on the local Board of Education from 1992 to 2010. Henry is available to speak to your group about various topics related to Mark Twain. In 2020 Henry retired as the Executive Director of the Mark Twain Home Foundation and has stayed on as a part-time curator.

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