Our Best O. Henry Birthday Party Ever!

What a grand 150th birthday celebration
for O. Henry!

A BIG Thank You To Everyone:

  • The wonderful Friends of the Museum volunteers Rusty and Julianne for refreshments and helpers Mattey, Stephen, Laura, Clay Smith, Bert, Clay Leben, Terri, and Walter who pitiched in,
  • Big Top Candy Shop,
  • Lyle Boardman of the Austin Stamp Club, Barbara Pokorny and Postmaster Fina Morales of the Austin Post Office,
  • Our dedicated Austin Parks & Recreation museum staff Michael, Quinn, and docents
  • The New Hill City Quartet musicians,
  • The 12 talented writers (see below) who read O. Henry’s “Buried Treasure,”
  • Michael Miller and staff of the Austin History Center and Capitol Visitor’s Center for their collaboration,
  • The enthusiastic public patrons who attended, not to mention the cool, rain-free weather that made it all a perfect, shoe string Austin event.

Photo Album (click on the right edge of the photo to advance)

150thBirthday2012

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Barbara from the Post Office passes out programs.
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Clay thanks Lyle Boardman from the Austin Stamp Club for designing and making the unique Museum commemorative covers for the Friends.
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Clay thanks Barbara Porkorny from the Austin Post Office for her help in making possible the stamp unveiling today.
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The audience of stamp enthusiasts who came to buy O. Henry's Forever stamp.
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Barbara selling a sheet of 20 O. Henry Forever stamps.
[img src=https://www.friendsofohenryanddickinsonmuseums.org/website/wp-content/flagallery/150thbirthday2012/thumbs/thumbs_bd08_finamoaralesclayleben_walter.jpg]210large stamp poster
Postmaster Fina Morales and Clay Leben reveal the new O. Henry stamp design on the porch of the O. Henry Museum in Austin, Texas.
[img src=https://www.friendsofohenryanddickinsonmuseums.org/website/wp-content/flagallery/150thbirthday2012/thumbs/thumbs_bd09_finamoaralescandy_walter.jpg]200postmaster Morales show off cover designs and candy bar
Postmaster Morales showing off the two Museum commemorative covers with Oh Henry candy bars.
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The Friends of the O. Henry and Dickinson Museums provided a 150th anniversary birthday cake.
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