Chinese Exclusion Act
March through July
During her lifetime, Pearl S. Buck was an outspoken advocate of racial understanding. Living in China for the first years of her life, she considered herself China’s leading American friend, a writer whose books moved an indifferent Western public to know about Chinese culture and people. When the Chinese Exclusion Acts were passed, Pearl S. Buck vigorously attacked the policy openly and publicly lobbied for its repeal. This exhibit offers students a look at Chinese immigration history in the United States and the impact of the legislation. The exhibit, coupled with a historic house tour imparts a greater understanding and appreciation of the Chinese culture.
PSBI 50th Anniversary
August - December
Journey back to 1964 with a special exhibit about how Pearl S. Buck expanded her humanitarian work by establishing the Pearl S. Buck Foundation. Visitors will be able to trace her footsteps from the original field office in South Korea to the work that is being done to continue her mission today. The exhibit will include photographs, archival documents, and Pearl S. Buck’s correspondence. Combined with a tour of the Pearl S. Buck House, visitors will experience Pearl S. Buck’s legacy firsthand.