AAUW Pearl S. Buck House and Garden Bus Trip

The Easton Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) will visit the house and gardens of Pearl S Buck in Bucks County, PA on October 6, 2011. The day will also include a Chinese buffet luncheon upon arrival.

During the guided tour, we will learn about the life of the author, activist and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck by visiting her 68 acre estate, complete with a stone farm house surrounded by beautiful gardens, green houses and a renovated barn. The stone 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 to her by the Dalai Lama of Tibet), Chen Chi paintings, and works by celebrated artists, Redfield and Baum. The exhibit at the Pearl S. Buck house features the creative process, publication, and adaptation of several of Pearl S. Buck’s writings for film and stage. A self-guided tour follows with a Master Gardener available to answer questions.

The Pearl S. Buck Foundation is a non-profit organization with three distinct functions that operate as one, with the common missions of continuing the legacy and dreams of Pearl S. Buck: her commitment to improving the quality of life and expanding opportunities for children; promoting an understanding of the values and attributes of other cultures and the injustice of prejudice; and the recognizing the need for humanitarianism throughout the world.

The bus will leave Creamery Lane at 8:00 am. Lunch will be served at 12:00 N and the tour of the house and gardens will begin at 1:00. The bus will leave for home at 3:30 pm. The cost of the tour is $105 and includes the bus, tours, and buffet lunch. RSVP by October 1st to Linda Tebbs, 410-763-8265