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."
Our new exhibit examines the curious rituals surrounding death in the 19th century. Join us for a free curator’s talk on Wednesday, November 18, 6-8 p.m., followed by a “Murder, Mayhem & Misadventure” tour hosted by Save Austin’s Cemeteries.
Led by a professional writer, young readers explore a fantastic novel, take it apart, play around in its pages, admire its sentences and characters, and create new work based on the novel. In 2014, we crushed on Wonder by R.J. Palacio. We'll announce our 2015 title in just a few weeks. - See more at: http://www.austinlibrary.org/site/PageServer?pagename=bdog_SummerBookCrush#sthash.A3Vqs6Fo.dpuf