Museum: Pearl S. Buck International
Learn about the life of author, activist, and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck by visiting her 68-acre estate, complete with a stone farm house surrounded by beautiful gardens, greenhouses, a renovated barn, and a Welcome Center with our International Gift Shop. The 1825 stone farm house is an excellent example of nineteenth century architecture and holds a rich collection of Pennsylvania country furniture alongside Chinese decorative screens, a silk wall hanging presented by the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Chen Chi paintings, and works by celebrated artists Redfield and Baum.
November 24 – December 30, 2017
- Monday – Saturday: 11am, 12 noon, 1, 2 & 3 pm
- Sunday: 12 noon, 1, 2 & 3 pm
January 3 – February 28, 2018
- Monday – Friday: 1 pm
- Saturday: 11am, 1 & 2 pm
- Sunday: 1 & 2 pm
Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.
520 Dublin Rd
Perkasie, PA 18944
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Self-guided tours of the House are not available.
Guided Tours: $4.00 per person
About the Guided Tours:
The interpretation of the Pearl S. Buck House communicates five core themes as follows:
1) Growing up in China, and returning to China after attending college in the United States, influenced the woman Ms. Buck became. Her experiences in these countries affected her as an author, mother, activist and humanitarian.
2) Ms. Buck had many different roles in life – working mother, wife, sister, daughter and neighbor – in addition to her public life as an author, activist, and humanitarian.
3) Ms. Buck fought to promote tolerance, understanding between people of different races, gender, creeds, physical and mental abilities, and cultures. In particular, she sought to build a bridge of understanding between East and West.
4) Ms. Buck was a successful writer. This brought her literary recognition, associates in areas of interest, and affluence. Because of these successes from her career, she was able to accomplish many things as an activist and humanitarian.
5) The legacy of Ms. Buck lives on today through the continuing work of Pearl S. Buck International (PSBI), which has three distinct functions: the operation of the Ms. Buck House, the Welcome House Adoption Program, and Opportunity House, which helps disadvantaged children and families worldwide. The venue will provide Art-Reach with changing exhibit details as they occur.
Holiday Tours are also included in the home from mid-November to the end of December each year. Holiday Tours consist of decorated rooms in the home featuring the work of various community civic groups, businesses, and students.
Some of the areas of the home are not accessible to people who have limited mobility or use a wheelchair. These guests may choose to remain in the Welcome Center and enjoy a video interpreted tour narrated by the Curator.