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The Robert E. Howard Home and Museum

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The house where Howard lived and wrote has been restored by Project Pride, a local community organization dedicated to helping Cross Plains remain a vibrant and growing community.  It is located at 625 W. 4th Street (AKA Highway 36) in the city of Cross Plains, Texas and is open for visitors every Friday from 2-5 pm and by appointment.  There are many items of interest for the Howard fan, and it is well worth the trip to visit.

To make an appointment, write to:

 

Project Pride

P.O. Box 534

Cross Plains, TX 76443

or telephone (new numbers as of July 17, 2006. Update your records):

(254)725-6562

(254)725-6498

(254)725-4993

or

(254)725-7478

 

Cross Plains also has a website you can visit at: http://www.crossplains.com.

The community of Cross Plains, Project Pride, the Cross Plains Library, and the Howard House Museum set aside one weekend per year on which to celebrate their renowned author, Robert E. Howard. This festival, called Robert E. Howard Days, is usually celebrated on the weekend in June that comes closest to the date (June 11, 1936) that Howard passed away.  The weekend features a variety of events, including tours of the Howard home, displays of original Howard manuscripts and antiques, guided tours of Cross Plains that show many places Howard frequented or mentioned in his Letters, trips to Howard's grave site in nearby Brownwood, a banquet complete with keynote speakers, and much more.  Hundreds of Howard fans from around the world travel to Cross Plains to participate in this annual event.

REHupans have a special relationship with Project Pride, dating back to a visit made by several of our members to Cross Plains in 1986, before they bought the Howard House. We continue to strongly support their efforts to maintain Robert E. Howard's home as a museum for visitors, to document the history and heritage of his hometown, and to keep Cross Plains a thriving, vital community. We urge fans of Robert E. Howard to support Project Pride, through membership, contributions, or both.

 

 

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