Thurber House

This month’s South Central’s publication, Country Living, featured museums.  The James Thurber house is mere blocks from where I work, so for once I actually looked forward to getting back into harness.  As the museum is open from 1:00 to 4:00, I had to postpone my lunch break for an hour, but it was well worth the minimal effort. 

Admission is free.
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Visitors are free to roam around the house, with the exception of the attic which was converted to an apartment for the artist in resident.  Staff members are friendly.

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Although I haven’t read all (or much) of James Thurber’s works, I am familiar with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

 
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James Thurber’s high school graduation portrait hangs near the bed.
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I did not touch anything in James’ room, but I was so tempted!   Perhaps a smidgen of his creativity is still on his typewriter.

 

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James lost an eye during a childhood accident and was blind by the time of his death.  However, this did not keep him down.


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I loved the “dogs” in the yard!


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blog post photoThis bench is from Central Park.

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For more information about the Thurber House, please visit www.thurberhouse.org.

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