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New Twain House director says museum is "nexus for writers"

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/4/2017 By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press
In this Thursday, June 1, 2017 photo, Pieter Roos, the new executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum, poses outside the landmark in Hartford, Conn. Roos starts his new job July 5 after 18 years as executive director of Newport Restoration Foundation in Rhode Island. (AP Photo/Dave Collins) © The Associated Press In this Thursday, June 1, 2017 photo, Pieter Roos, the new executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum, poses outside the landmark in Hartford, Conn. Roos starts his new job July 5 after 18 years as executive director of Newport Restoration Foundation in Rhode Island. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The new executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum in Connecticut is an experienced museum and historic preservation administrator.

In this Thursday, June 1, 2017 photo, Pieter Roos, the new executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum, poses next to a painting of Twain inside the landmark in Hartford, Conn. Roos starts his new job July 5 after 18 years as executive director of Newport Restoration Foundation in Rhode Island. (AP Photo/Dave Collins) © The Associated Press In this Thursday, June 1, 2017 photo, Pieter Roos, the new executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum, poses next to a painting of Twain inside the landmark in Hartford, Conn. Roos starts his new job July 5 after 18 years as executive director of Newport Restoration Foundation in Rhode Island. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

Pieter Roos (PEE'-ter RUHS) starts his new job July 5 at the historic home in Hartford, where the famous American author lived for about 20 years.

Roos said the subject material of the museum — the legendary writer — is like no other.

He says he sees the Mark Twain House & Museum has a "nexus for American writers." He calls it one of the "finest historical house museums" in the United States.

The museum's board president says Roos was chosen as director for his knowledge, experience and enthusiasm.

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