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As a 501(c)(3) organization since 1988, we depend on public involvement and support. If you have an interest in Texas history, Austin landmarks, the writing arts, women's history, or architectural and artifact preservation, we welcome your participation.


Become a Foundation Member: Memberships keep our organization running. As a member you enjoy the benefits (see column at right) and help us support these beloved Austin museums. Join now online or download a membership form and mail it to us with a check.

Century Club $100.00

Family $50.00

Individual Member $25.00

Give Any Amount


Donations of any amount help us help the museums. Enter any amount you would like to give and we'll put it to good use. Give a tip to the
O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships, Click on Tongue Tied Guy!



Start enjoying “Members Only” literary events and 10% discount on museum souvenirs. As a member, you receive email announcements and may vote at our Annual Meeting in February. Plus, join at the $50 Family or  $100 Century Club level and you may request a premium (supplies are limited) of a 150th birthday commemorative First Day of Sale cover with an official US O. Henry stamp .


These historic Austin museums are visited by more than 17,000 people every year and offer excellent educational opportunities for Texans..We invite you to tour the virtual Museums’ ongoing exhibits. Public visiting hours subject to COVID-19 restrictions are Wednesday thru Sunday, noon to 5 PM. Please enter your email to subscribe to our newsletter so we can send you announcements.


The Foundation welcomes inquiries from persons with nonprofit fundraising experience about joining our board of directors. Write fohdmuseum [at] and tell us about yourself and we'll be happy to talk with you.


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During the Pun-Off every May the Foundation holds a book sale.

Donations of new or gently used books are always welcome for this fundraising event. Contact to describe what you have.

"I left the Alamo on horseback carrying my baby in my arms."


Susanna Dickinson


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