Lasting Relationships & Meaningful Impact
of
Pearl Buck & the Korean People

October 3, 2019 through November 30, 2019

Lasting Relationships & Meaningful Impact of Pearl Buck & the Korean People will run from October 3, 2019 through November 30, 2019 in the Welcome Center of Pearl S. Buck International.

Lasting Relationships & Meaningful Impact of Pearl Buck & the Korean People pays tribute to the rich, cultural history of Bucheon City, Korea, a UNESCO City of Literature, and the deep and meaningful relationship between Pearl S. Buck and the Korean people.

Highlights of the exhibit include:

  • A history of Korean life and culture from the 19th century until Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule;
  • The exciting and dynamic changes happening in Bucheon City from the time Pearl Buck spent there in the mid-20th century to the development of Korea as an IT power and Bucheon City as a UNESCO City of Literature;
  • Display of Korean traditional dress and other culturally significant objects.

In March 2018, an official delegation from Bucheon City, Korea visited Pearl S. Buck International for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for future collaboration and cultural exchange between the city and Pearl S. Buck International. Bucheon City was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2017, the first in Asia and the 21st in the world. During her lifetime, Pearl S. Buck made important contributions to Bucheon City, which today hosts an annual festival in her honor. The Pearl S. Buck Memorial Hall now stands on the former site of her orphanage for war orphans and mixed-race orphans.

Lasting Relationships & Meaningful Impact of Pearl Buck & the Korean People marks the beginning of the cultural exchange and collaboration. The purpose of the exhibit is to introduce people to Korean history and culture and to express the positive influence of Pearl S. Buck’s philanthropic spirit on Korean society.

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: 12 Noon to 4:00 PM

The Welcome Center is closed on the following days:

New Year’s Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve

Admission is complimentary.

For more exhibit information, contact Curator Marie Toner at 215-249-0100 x149 or mtoner@pearlsbuck.org.

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Building on the Dream: From Africa to Bucks County

February 2019 through December 2019

Building on the Dream: From Africa to Bucks County will run from February 2019 through December 2019 at the Exhibit Gallery of Pearl S. Buck International.

Building on the Dream: From Africa to Bucks County pays tribute to the lives, culture, accomplishments and contributions of African Americans in Bucks County from their origins in Africa through the 21st century.

Highlights of the exhibit include:

  • A timeline of events in African American history in Pennsylvania, including a memorial list of African Americans who were registered as slaves in Bucks County in the 18th and 19th centuries;
  • The history of the Underground Railroad in Bucks County and the role of Bucks County AME churches in helping African Americans transition from slavery to freedom;
  • Display of African artifacts and African American quilts;
  • Information on notable 20th-century African Americans of Bucks County, and more.

This exhibit was developed in collaboration with the African American Museum of Bucks County and is made possible by the generous support of Visit Bucks County.

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: 12 Noon to 4:00 PM

The Exhibit Gallery is closed on the following days:

New Year’s Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve

Admission to the Exhibit Gallery is complimentary.

Curator: Marie Toner
Graphic Designer: Kati Sowiak

For more exhibit information, contact Curator Marie Toner at 215-249-0100 x149 or mtoner@pearlsbuck.org.