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.
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.
Although I haven’t read all (or much) of James Thurber’s works, I am familiar with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
James Thurber’s high school graduation portrait hangs near the bed.
I did not touch anything in James’ room, but I was so tempted! Perhaps a smidgen of his creativity is still on his typewriter.
James lost an eye during a childhood accident and was blind by the time of his death. However, this did not keep him down.
I loved the “dogs” in the yard!
This bench is from Central Park.
For more information about the Thurber House, please visit www.thurberhouse.org.