Auction for O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships

Sponsored by Brush Square Museums Foundation

Jest for the Pun of Wit!

Welcome to Brush Square Museums Foundation's first online auction. Please look over the many unique and fun auction items donated by sponsors to entice you. Register as a Bidder to get started bidding from now until October 30th, 9 PM CDT. Just gotta have it? Click "Buy It Now!"

We are the primary citizen nonprofit fundraising for the restoration and preservation of the O. Henry Museum and Susanna Dickinson Museum.

This year is the 44th Annual O.Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships, which for many years has been held outdoors in O. Henry Museum's backyard, Brush Square in downtown Austin, Texas.

But, once again COVID forced The O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships to be streamed online for the 2nd year at

Your support of our most important annual event will benefit the wonderful educational programs that the museums offer to children and adults; enhance the beauty and restoration of these historic museums; and help the Brush Square Museums Foundation continue to spread the word about “Literature and Legends” in Austin, Texas.
We gave to the O. Henry Museum’s restoration of its 1860’s square grand piano with a $2,000 grant to restore the pearl inlay stretcher board. BSMF also made a $5,000 grant to successfully bid on original O. Henry drawings and letters which will be exhibited in the museum soon. 

The event is divided into two contests: Punniest of Show (POS), and PunSlingers.

PunSlingers competition wrapped on October 23rd and was a great success! 
Punniest of Show contestants submit an up to two minute recorded pun-filled routine that viewers can watch on-line. The best POS entries will be chosen by viewers' popular vote. Voting began on October 23 and closes 11:59 pm CDT, October 30, 2021. Auction bidding will close at 9 PM CDT, October 30, 2021.
According to IRS rules, bidders may take the excess amount over the identified market value as a charitable contribution. Our TIN #43-1988102.

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Brush Square Museums Foundation

Thank you for your support!