A gathering place for readers, writers, and Thurber enthusiasts of all ages.

Celebrating the written word for the education and entertainment of the broadest possible audience and continuing the legacy of James Thurber. Our programs include the Thurber Prize for American Humor, one of the highest recognitions of humor writing in the country; month-long residencies for writers of adult and children's literature; author readings; writing classes for children and adults; and a museum of James Thurber memorabilia. Thurber House is a unique national treasure.


2019 is the Year of Thurber, a year-long, community-wide celebration in honor of James Thurber’s 125th birthday and the 35th anniversary of Thurber House. We are excited to partner with a variety of arts and culture organizations to provide artistic experiences that celebrate the legacy and spirit of James Thurber. Click here to learn more.


Join us! Current events, programs, and announcements: