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Danbury Museum Presents History Luncheon On Katy Leary And Mark Twain

The performance following the luncheon will be based on the memoir "A Lifetime With Mark Twain." Photo Credit: Contributed
Katy Leary was the Clemens' maid from 1880 to 1910. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. – The Danbury Museum & Historical Society is hosting a luncheon buffet and history performance focusing on Mark Twain and Katy Leary at noon Saturday, March 28.  

Leary was Twain’s maid from 1880 until his death in 1910. The performance is based on “A Lifetime with Mark Twain,” a memoir about Leary’s 30 years in the Clemens’ household. It was put together with the help of Mary Lawton, a childhood friend of Twain’s daughter, and published in 1925.  

This event is presented by the Danbury Museum & Historical Society and the Herstory Theater, which researched Leary’s life for the play.

“The programs [by Herstory Theater] are always history-filled, educational, inspirational and always enjoyed by our guests,” said Brigid Guertin, the museum's executive director.

The buffet luncheon will be provided by Two Steps Downtown Grille and Ciao Catering & Events. Admission is $25 per person, and it covers the performance as well as food.   

Reservations are recommended as space is limited. Seating will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch begins at noon. The program starts at 12:30 p.m.

To reserve seats, call 203-743-5200 or email

The Danbury Museum & Historical Society is located at 43 Main St. 

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