William Sydney Porter before
fame came calling
Please join us as we celebrate William Sydney Porter's 150th Birthday. We'll celebrate with a lavish dinner from America's Gilded Age at the O.Henry Hotel with music and characters from his most beloved short stories.
We are thrilled to partner with the folks at the O.Henry Magazine to create an unforgettable evening to benefit the Greensboro Historical Musuem. It's part of the 17.Days Arts Festival.
For dinner reservations call Ashley Wahl at the O.Henry Magazine at 336-617-0090 by September 14.
About the Birthday Dinner
Chef Leigh’s exquisite five-course menu will tempt you with period preparations. Greensboro’s own William Sidney Porter will enteretain and retell his engaging tales filled with laughs, lessons and surprises. You’ll also enjoy vintage barber shop music performed by the 5 by O.Henry performers.
Take the Elevator home
Take the elevator home and stay at the O.Henry Hotel for a special Birthday Dinner rate of $199 plus taxes. To reserve a room, contact the O.Henry Hotel at 336-854-2000.
About the Greensboro Historical Museum
The Greensboro Historical Museum celebrates Greensboro’s local culture and the city’s prominent place in American history. Collections document the many different nationalities and people who impacted the county’s history: Native Americans, Germans, African Americans, Quakers and Scots-Irish. Archives and artifacts relate to the lives of prominent Guilford County residents, such as David Caldwell, First Lady Dolley Madison, Governor John Motley Morehead, author O. Henry and educator Charles Henry Moore. For students, for families, for researchers, for everyone opportunities to study events in colonial Guilford County, the Civil War, the roots of the Civil Rights Movement, and the rise of textile manufacturing in the South.
About William Sydney Porter:
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