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Pearl S. Buck House Voted Best Museum on Bucks Happening List 2021
For six weeks in January and February 2021, locals in the community were able to vote for their
favorite Bucks County businesses, organizations, and events that make great contributions to and
represent all the wonderful things about being in Bucks County. Voting categories included wellness,
food, retail, and places—places sub-categories included favorite hotel, live music venue, bed &
breakfast, outdoor recreation, and museum.
This contest is hosted every year by Bucks Happening, the premier digital magazine of Bucks County,
PA. The Pearl S. Buck House was last voted Best Museum in 2019—it finished as a finalist last year.
“From all of us at Pearl S. Buck International, we want to thank our supporters for voting us as the
Best Museum on the Bucks Happening List for 2021,” noted Marie Toner, Pearl S. Buck House
Director. “Even through the pandemic, when we had to shut our doors to the public for five months
and many of you were facing your own health and financial struggles, you offered us your support. As
we navigated ways to remain relevant during the shutdown and to continue to share Pearl Buck’s life
and legacy, you helped us explore new offerings during this time like our virtual Taking Action Tour.
Without your dedication to Pearl S. Buck International, we would not have been so successful over
the past year. Thank you for seeing us as a safe and worthwhile place to visit during this time.”
The Pearl S. Buck House was the home of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, humanitarian,
and social justice activist Pearl S. Buck. It is open to the public for tours Tuesday–Sunday—the two
offerings are the traditional Life & Legacy historic house tour and the interactive and dialogic Taking
Action tour about Pearl Buck’s forward-thinking human rights advocacy. During Covid-19 restrictions,
tour sizes are limited to 5 people and reservations are encouraged. All appropriate safety and health
protocols are being followed to protect the well-being of guests, volunteers, and staff. Masks are
required at this time. For tour times, prices, and more information, go to:
https://pearlsbuck.org/takeatour/ or call 215-249-0100.