Pearl S. Buck International has announced that the Pearl S. Buck House National Historic Landmark museum, 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 2022 program began on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21st, 2022, and will end on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, 2022.
Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the US Department of Defense, and participating museums nationwide.
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 museum is open to the public for tours Tuesday-Sunday – the two tour 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.
At this time, tours are limited to 10 people and reservations are required. For tour times, prices, and more information, visit https://pearlsbuck.org/visit-the-pearl-s-buck-house/plan-your-visit/ or call 215-249-0100.
Find the list of all participating museums at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.