Henry Sweets http://wuis.org en Becky Thatcher House Re-Opens In Hannibal, MO http://wuis.org/post/becky-thatcher-house-re-opens-hannibal-mo <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.visithannibal.com/index.php/en/calendar-of-events?id=58">58th Annual National Tom Sawyer Days </a>celebration starts Wednesday in Hannibal, Missouri.</p><p>The festival runs through the weekend with events honoring Samuel Clemens' literary work, including the town's "Tom and Becky" lookalike contest for kids.</p><p>A site in downtown Hannibal dedicated to Becky Thatcher - and the real woman who inspired the fictional character - has just re-opened to visitors following a major restoration effort.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:38:11 +0000 Peter Gray 5132 at http://wuis.org Becky Thatcher House Re-Opens In Hannibal, MO