Pearl S. Buck House participating in 2021 Blue Star Museum initiative this summer

    Pearl S. Buck International has announced that the Pearl S. Buck House National Historic Landmark, the former home of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author, humanitarian, and social justice activist Pearl S. Buck, will once again be a Blue Star Museum.

    It will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission this summer to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families.

    The 2021 program continues now through Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, 2021.

    Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums nationwide.

    “Like the resilience that military families demonstrate time and again, the Pearl S. Buck House and Pearl S. Buck International are examples of resiliency in the arts sector over the past year,” said Ann Eilers, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “We are grateful to them for their leadership in strengthening the community through their participation in the Blue Star Museums program this summer.”

    Blue Star Museums include children’s museums, art, science, and history museums, zoos, gardens, lighthouses, and more, and hail from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

    The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. 

    The Pearl S. Buck House 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 five 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, visit or call 215-249-0100.

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