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
O. Henry's 152nd Birthday
Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A Party Honoring O. Henry’s 152nd Birthday and all of the Austin writers who’ve published a book in the past year.
Austin Museum Day
at O. Henry & Susanna Dickinson Museums at Brush Square
Sunday, September 21, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Catch the final days of the exhibit “As Others See Us: O. Henry’s Unpublished Manuscript.” Preview two forthcoming exhibits: an oral history project exploring the different ethnicities comprising Austin and a celebration of the 200th birthday of Susanna Dickinson, featuring the Come and Take It Cannon. Enjoy free tacos shot from the taco cannon and two sets of live music from the Austin Banjo Club.
" As Others See Us"
O. Henry's Unpublished Manuscript Exhibit
Be one of the first ever to read this unpublished tale of matrimonial mayhem, involving absinthe, a battle axe, and a rage-filled climax, with signature O. Henry twist ending.
IN SHORT FICTION WORKSHOP - Master the basics of short story writing! Register here.
February 8, 2014
April 12, 2014
June 14, 2014
August 23, 2014
November 8, 2014
December 13, 2014
Join us for a free reading and discussion of an O. Henry short story led by docent emeritus J.C. Elkins.
"The Rathskeller and the Rose"
Friday, September 26, 1 p.m.
"Springtime a la Carte"
Friday, October 24, 1 p.m.