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We Have A New Name & Web Site!!

Dickinson Painting - Messenger of the AlamoBrush Square Museums Foundation, Inc. (formerly Friends of the O. Henry and Dickinson Museums, Inc.) adopted its official new name at its Annual Meeting in February 2015.

Our mission and nonprofit organization remains the same.

Please continue to read about our upcoming events and news on our NEW SITE!

http://www.brushsquaremuseums.org

This domain and web site will not be renewed for 2016, so please add our new site to your bookmarks now. We plan on moving this site’s old posts to an archive on the new web site.

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

[img src=https://www.friendsofohenryanddickinsonmuseums.org/website/wp-content/flagallery/150thbirthday2012/thumbs/thumbs_bd03_house_walter.jpg]5500view of O. Henry porch
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.
[img src=https://www.friendsofohenryanddickinsonmuseums.org/website/wp-content/flagallery/150thbirthday2012/thumbs/thumbs_bd06_audiencelistens_walter.jpg]200view of audience from porch
The audience of stamp enthusiasts who came to buy O. Henry's Forever stamp.
[img src=https://www.friendsofohenryanddickinsonmuseums.org/website/wp-content/flagallery/150thbirthday2012/thumbs/thumbs_bd07_barbaraporkornyterris_walter.jpg]220Barbara selling stamp sheets
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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