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September 18, 2015

An unlikely thunderstorm could not spoil the evening at O. Henry’s Birthday Party celebrated at the Brush Square Museums Thursday, September 10. Foundation members, special guests, and museum staff were all on hand to mark O. Henry’s birthday with fellowship, refreshments, and of course, a birthday cake covered with 153 lighted candles.

 

The highlight of the evening was the recognition of 52 local...

May 11, 2015

The May 2015 38th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships is now history! Multi-medalist Benjamin Ziek of Glendale, California once again clawed his way to the top of the heap with another rare "two-fer” triumph in Puniest of Show and PunSlingers.

 

Rare for others maybe, but not for Ben, as this is his third repeat of double-win trophies, an unprecedented feat never before accomplished by any pu...

April 7, 2015

32 punsters will compete in this year's 38th annual O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships to be held on Brush Square, May 9th, 2015. There will be live music beginning at 11:00. The competition will start at noon.

 

The Foundation will hold its annual book sale and auction to raise money for the museum's wish list. Auction items include a one-night weekend stay for two, meal, an...

February 24, 2015

Our program featured a panel discussion moderated by Laura Furman with local writers about setting their new fiction in Texas.

 

We would like to thank the writers on our panel.

Amanda Eyre Ward ( The Same Sky: A Novel )

Antonio Ruiz-Comacho ( Barefoot Dogs: Stories )

Mary Helen Specht ( Migratory Animals: A Novel )

 

Thanks also to Book People for hosting our event.

September 11, 2014

 

We had a cake covered in 152 candles ready to light at our, September 11th museum party. The firemen from the next door station doused it. We ate another cake, of course!

We also used the occasion to recognize local writers and their work published in 2014.

 

Thank you to our wonderful donors, board members, museum staff, and volunteers for a successful fundraising event!

 

May 10, 2014

A hard-working crew of Friends of the O. Henry and Dickinson Museum volunteers made the 37th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships an outstanding success on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Several thousand people watched the contestants in Punniest of Show and Pun Slingers make puns and twist words into new meanings. The Pun-Off allows the Friends to raise money for its projects and give grants to t...

February 25, 2014

We want to thank both our speakers, Donaly Brice and Fletcher Clark for our Annual Meeting presentations. Did you know that Susanna was wounded in the leg at the Alamo? That was just one little known fact I learned from Brice’s talk. We also heard the premier performance of Clark’s song “The Ballad of Susanna Dickinson” with touching lyrics that capture her search for “a Good Man in Texas – one wh...

February 1, 2014

Texas historian Donaly E. Brice, author of The Great Comanche Raid and Cullen Montgomery Baker, Reconstruction Desperado, and The Governor’s Hounds, and a resident of Lockhart, will share some little known facts about his town’s former resident Susanna Dickinson, the only white adult survivor of the Alamo, at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the O. Henry and Dickinson Museu...

September 13, 2013

Remember this Sunday, September 22 is Austin Museum Day organized with Austin Museum Partnership (complete schedules for all museum day activities). The O. Henry and Dickinson Museums, located at 409 E. Fifth Street (Brush Square) will have special events from Noon to 5 pm.

 

There will be readings, artillery demonstrations, tours, live music, and O. Henry’s induction into the Austin Facial Hai...

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