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Pearl S. Buck’s style on view in new exhibit


In celebration of Pearl S. Buck International’s 60th anniversary in 2024, a special two-month, limited exhibit, “Hidden Gems: Fashioning A Legacy,” will open March 15 at the historic Pearl S. Buck Estate, 520 Dublin Road, Hilltown.

March 14 at 5 p.m. will be a special preview night for Pearl S. Buck International members.

The exhibit will showcase the best representations of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, humanitarian, and activist Pearl S. Buck’s personal style through her intact collection of American and Asian fashion, jewelry, shoes, handbags, hand fans, gloves, and associated archival material.

A woman well ahead of her time, Buck had a distinctive style. She had the opportunity to live in two vastly distinct cultures and carefully chose clothing and accessories to represent the two halves of herself and her life.

The fashions exhibited will also be used as the vehicle to tell the story of Pearl S. Buck International’s work and impact since 1964. Visitors will learn not just about Buck’s unique personal style and that of American women in the early 20th century but will understand the impact the foundation has had over 60 years and how they can continue Buck’s humanitarian, cross-cultural, and educational legacy.

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