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."
“Modern Rural Sports”
Friday November 4, 1 p.m.
Boggy Creek Farm (Dog Trot)
3414 Lyons Road, Austin, TX 78702
Saturday, November 5, 8:30 p.m.
502 Brushy Street, Austin, TX 78702
Join the organizers of the annual O. Henry Pun-Off as they bring their show to the Texas Book Festival’s Lit Crawl. Participate against pro punsters and festival authors Steven Weinberg and Greg Cowles. Or just sit back and admire everyone else’s wit.
Once A-Pun a Time: 40 Years of the Pun-Off
This interactive exhibit celebrates forty years of the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, the free annual wordplay competition considered the highest celebration of the lowest form of humor.