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Pearl S. Buck Landmarks

The Pearl S. Buck House is truly a treasure here in the United States, because it is one of only a few National Historic Landmarks dedicated to the legacy of a woman in history. Learn about some of the other "Pearl S. Buck Landmarks" found stateside and around the world!

The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace

Hillsboro, West Virginia

In 1966, the West Virginia Federation of Women established the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation as a non-profit organization to restore and maintain the family house where Pearl S. Buck was born. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and held its grand opening in 1974. The Barn was restored in 1977, and the Birthplace of Ms. Buckís father was dismantled, transported 40 miles, and reconstructed on the property for use as a Cultural Center. It is open to the public for guided tours.

The Pearl S. Buck Former Residence

Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province China

The Zhenjiang Municipality recognized the contribution of Pearl S. Buck to Chinese culture and history by restoring her childhood home and establishing it as a Cultural Heritage in 1992 on the 100th Birth Year of Ms. Buck. Ten years later, in October, 2002, her childhood home was also designated a Cultural Heritage of Jiangsu Province and The Pearl S. Buck Research Center was established and held the Pearl S. Buck 110th Birth Year Commemorative Conference and International Symposium. A Pearl S. Buck Museum was added on site in 2008, known as the Pearl S. Buck Memorial Hall.

The Pearl S. Buck Memorial Hall

Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China

In the final years of Pearl Buckís life, she was prevented from returning to the country where she had lived for forty years. But now, recognizing the historical value of her works, the Chinese have begun to embrace her writings as well as her humanitarian efforts. In October of 2008, the City of Zhenjiang opened the Pearl S. Buck Memorial and Philanthropy Pavilion, a project supported by Pearl S. Buck International. Pearl S. Buck International staff, board members, and friends were present and gathered with local Chinese mayors and government officials at the official opening.

The Pearl S. Buck Family Villa

Lushan Mountain, Jiangxi Province, China

Mt. Lushan is home to an enclave of villas once enjoyed by the Presbyterian Ministry as a retreat from the long hot summers in China. Pearl S. Buck and her family enjoyed many summers in a small villa on the mountain with a breathtaking view. The house is now open to the public and restored to look as it did during the time Pearl S. Buck lived in it.

The Pearl S. Buck Memorial Hall

Bucheon City, South Korea

In 2000, the Mayor of Bucheon City established a team to organize the building of the Pearl S. Buck Memorial Hall on the site where the Opportunity Center, the orphanage Pearl S. Buck founded in Korea, once stood. The Pearl S. Buck Memorial Hall grand opening was held September 30, 2006. It is now open to the public as a museum to honor Pearl S. Buck with related exhibition material.