Thurber house the boyhood home of thurber serves as a literary center and museum in columbus. This literary center and museum is said to be haunted by james thurber and author and cartoonist.
Thurber house is part of the jefferson center for learning and the arts a one block stretch of queen anne style victorian homes that house cultural and social service nonprofit organizations.
Thurber house. I ve been there but i was merely a tourist. We serve more than 9 000 people across central ohio through our children s education programs author events adult. Thurber house is a non profit literary arts center and museum located in the home of humor writer and cartoonist james thurber.
The 1873 home is filled with thurber artifacts memorabilia and gift items and is known for its ghostly history. Thurber house is the place where laughter learning and literature meet. The thurber house may be the most haunted house in columbus.
Programs include the thurber prize for american humor writer residencies author readings writing classes for children and adults and a museum of thurber memorabilia. Thurber house is a literary center museum and bookstore located in the restored 19th century home of famed author humorist and new yorker cartoonist james thurber the secret life of walter mitty my life and hard times and other works. Harvey s eleventh grade english.
Comedian trevor noah won last year for born a crime his memoir about growing up in south africa. Each year it awards the thurber prize for american humor. Witness report books flying from their shelves and the sounds of footsteps on the back staircase.
Unfortunately this is one of those stories that s often used more for humor than anything else and the ghost has probably been scared away by generations of mrs. Thurber house columbus oh. Thurber house is a literary center and james thurber museum located.
Thurber himself experienced hauntings within the home which was built on a portion of the grounds of a former state psychiatric hospital that burned down. Its programs include author readings writing classes for children and celebrations of thurber s life. I d kill to spend the night in the place.
3 654 likes 374 talking about this 1 662 were here. Thurber house was part of the underground railroad and by touring the home one could get a sense of the conflict between the abolitionists and those who were pro slavery. Read more date of experience.