The Connecticut public has spoken (and affirmed themselves as mustache aficionados). Earlier today (Aug 23, 2012), Governor Malloy announced that The Mark Twain House & Museum has been voted residents’ and visitors’ Fan-Favorite Still Revolutionary destination.
This campaign, hosted on Connecticut’s Facebook page, encouraged Nutmeggers to vote for their favorite locations throughout the state. The prize for the winning organization? A feature in a digital ad spot, as well as in a short documentary video that will run online and on the state’s social media channels this autumn.
After 1,800 nominations in 160 different locations surfaced initially, 10 broke away from the crowd, hungry for the prestige and title of Connecticut’s Still Revolutionary location: Connecticut Historical Society, Coventry Regional Farmers Market at the Nathan Hale Homestead, Curtain Call, Inc., Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Hartford Stage, Hill-Stead Museum, Levitt Pavilion, New England Air Museum and Westport Country Playhouse.
At the end of these organizations’ social media and email campaigns, 12,000 voters emerged and elevated The Mark Twain House & Museum as the victor. Congratulations to the staff of the Twain House, as well as each participating organization throughout the entire campaign for their hard work and effort to show the incredibly array of amazing areas not only to Connecticut, but to the entire country.
Click here to read the full press release filled with quotes from the Governor, the Twain House and additional information about the entire contest.