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.
As of October 15, 2014, the museum will be undergoing renovations to upgrade the crawlspace and attic. This encapsulation project will make us more energy efficient, help eliminate our pest problems. More importantly, it will mitigate the relative humidity fluctuations that cause damage to the historic structure and artifacts found within. We will be closed intermittently while we make these important upgrades to the museum. Over the next three weeks, please call 512-472-1903 or 512-974-3830 before you plan your visit to make sure that the O. Henry Museum is open.
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
" 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O. Henry's Unpublished Manuscript Exhibit
Be one of the first ever to read this unpublished tale of matrimonial mayhem, involving absinthe, a battle axe, and a rage-filled climax, with signature O. Henry twist ending.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.