Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Thurber House (the home of humorist, author, and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber) is a non-profit literary center and Thurber museum.
Our mission is to celebrate the written word for the education and entertainment of the broadest possible audience and to continue the legacy of James Thurber. Our programs include the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of humor writing in the country; two month-long residencies for writers of adult and children's literature; author readings; writing classes for children and adults; and a museum of Thurber memorabilia. Thurber House is a unique national treasure.
Thurber House opened its doors in 1984 after extensive renovation to the historic house in Columbus, Ohio, where Thurber lived with his family while he was a student at The Ohio State University. Since then, we have become a gathering place for readers, writers, and Thurber enthusiasts of all ages.
Do you live in the Columbus area? Visit our Opportunities page to learn about volunteering, teaching, and internship opportunities.