Along with the regular music you enjoy on Classical 101, there are some wonderful special programs for the holidays, as well. Saturday at 4:30 pm, The First Community Church Chancel Choir and instrumentalists from the Columbus Symphony present Lessons and Carols, the First Community Church Christmas Eve service from 2012. Sunday at 1:00 pm is [...]
Thurber House – Part 1
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To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Thurber House, ArtZine takes a look back at its beginnings and finds out how this condemned property became one of the nation’s most treasured literary centers.
“Well, it was almost a disaster inside,” said Norm Spain, Thurber House trustee emeritus.
Apparently, the city wanted to tear it down, but it was spared when it got placed on the national register of historical places.
All told, it cost about a quarter of a million dollars to restore the house, and it came in small increments.
The doors to the Thurber House were opened for the first time in 1984 with the goal of reaching out to the literary public, establishing a writer in residence program.
“There’s just something so great about actually being hear, ” said author Jennifer Crusie, among “the ghosts.”
“The Thurber House’s work is just vital when it comes to nurturing humor writers,” said Alan Zweibel, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor in 2007.
Watch more: Thurber House – Part 2