The mission of the O. Henry Museum is to collect, preserve and interpret artifacts and archival materials relative to William Sidney Porter, the author otherwise known as O. Henry, for literary, educational, and historical purposes.
The O. Henry Museum offers a look into the life of William Sidney Porter in the Austin years leading up to his controversial prison term, after which he assumed the pen name O. Henry and set about transforming himself into the famed short story writer who authored such universal classics as "Gifts of the Magi," "The Ransom of Red Chief" and "The Cop and the Anthem."
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
LUNCHTIME LIT is a reading and discussion series of O. Henry's works. Join docent emeritus J.C. Elkins at the O. Henry Museum for this free monthly program
June 28, 1-2pm: "One Dollar's Worth"
July 26, 1-2pm: "A Comedy in Rubber"
THE COOLEST BOOK CLUB IN THE WORLD
June 15, 22, and 29 & July 6, 9 a.m. – noon, at the O. Henry Museum
Learn how to read with style at this four-part summer camp. Students will choose three of the following six books to read and discuss with their peers. This program is free to the first 12 students to register (5th – 8th grade). Please contact the O. Henry Museum at (512) 472-1903 for details. Hosted by the O. Henry Museum and Austin Bat Cave.
A Great and Terrible Beauty
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler