The O. Henry Museum reopens to visitors

Austin (KXAN) – A museum dedicated to the life and work of the legendary short story writer has reopened.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) said Tuesday it will reopen the O. Henry Museum this week.

The museum is located at 409 E. 5th Street on Brush Square between Trinity and Neches streets.

According to PARD, the workers upgraded the fire extinguishing and ventilation and air conditioning systems. They also upgraded and renovated the roof and improved the landscaping. Parks and Rec posted a video of the repair on YouTube.

The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00.

According to a biography provided by PARD, O. Henry was born William Sidney Porter in 1862 in North Carolina. He moved to Austin in 1884 and died in 1910.

Porter is perhaps best known for The Gift of the Magi.

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