ForeSite Launches New Website for The Mark Twain House & Museum

Site Promotes Mark My Words: An Evening with David Baldacci, John Grisham and Jodi Picoult

Jun 21, 2011, 14:14 ET from ForeSite Technologies

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mark Twain House & Museum will present a once-in-a-lifetime event with three of America's most popular writers- Mark My Words: An Evening with David Baldacci, John Grisham and Jodi Picoult.  ForeSite Technologies, a Web site design and IT support company, sponsored the event by developing and donating a promotional website (

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 19th at 8:00 p.m. at Yale University and will unite the above authors in a conversation about their different works and the influence that Mark Twain had upon their writing.

To promote this unique event, ForeSite developed an easy-to-navigate website to engage fans and spark interest. The design of the website differs from the main Mark Twain House & Museum website to target fans of not only Twain, but of the participating authors as well. Visitors can learn about the participants, event details, and purchase tickets through the site.

Although this event will not be replicated, ForeSite was able to develop the website framework to be reusable, maximizing the value to The Mark Twain House & Museum so that it can be used in the future for other unique events.

"The Mark Twain House & Museum needed a site that would generate interest in the event, but would also be adaptable to promote future events," said president of ForeSite, Mike Giuffrida.

The site also offers potential sponsors access to information and downloadable packets, helping raise corporate awareness and alleviate clerical work by the staff. These sponsorships will help fund the event, and logos are displayed on the site with web links.

"We are thrilled with the website and will use it as a great tool to spark interest in both the event and The Mark Twain House & Museum," said Jeffrey L. Nichols, Executive Director of The Mark Twain House & Museum.

About ForeSite

Since 1997, ForeSite has been designing and developing standout Web sites and providing insightful IT support to its clients.  Serving clients in the Hartford, CT and Worcester, MA areas, ForeSite offers practical, tailored and creative solutions that fit a wide range of business needs.  For further information, call 1.866.464.7483 or visit

About The Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author's Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. The museum's mission is to foster appreciation of the legacy of Mark Twain. For more information, call 860-247-0998 or visit

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