Mark Twain portrayal planned at Snowshoe

American author and humorist Mark Twain will be portrayed by Doug Riley of Tunnelton at 3 p.m. May 19 at the Linwood Community Library at Snowshoe.

The presentation is possible through the History Alive! program of the West Virginia Humanities Council. This event is free and open to the public.

The pen name for Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain is celebrated today as one of America’s great authors and humorists. As the young country rapidly grew into an international and industrial power throughout the second half of the 19th century, Twain shared his observations through his writing and speeches. His best known novels are “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” but his body of work includes nonfiction, magazine articles, monographs and commentaries that provide interesting insight into American history.

Twain is one of the many available character presentations offered through the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! program as a means of exploring history by interacting with noteworthy historical figures. These programs provide audiences with the opportunity to question those who shaped history.

This program is available to interested nonprofit groups such as libraries, museums, and historical societies. For more information call The West Virginia Humanities Council at 304-346-8500 or visit the website

The Linwood Community Library is located at the junction of Rt. 66 and Snowshoe Drive. Please call 304-572-BOOK (2665) for more information or directions.