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O. Henry Museum

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O. Henry Museum
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The downtown neighborhood is peppered with historic buildings, one being the O. Henry House, or William Sidney Porter House. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, think back on whether you ever had to read The Gift of the Magi in school. That’s one of William Sidney Porter’s most famous short stories that he wrote under his pen name, O. Henry. The author lived in this cottage for two years, and it has since become a museum with various period pieces on display. Every year, the house serves as the site for the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, which is exactly what it sounds like, in honor of his famed wordplay.

By: Cindy Brzostowski


Venue name: O. Henry Museum
Address: 409 East 5th St
Opening hours: Wed-Sun noon-5pm
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