The Foundation

The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace preserves the birthplace home of the author Pearl S. Buck and interprets her life from its humble origins in the Appalachian town of Hillsboro, West Virginia to her rise to international recognition as a Nobel Prize winning author.

The home is a cultural asset for the Hillsboro community, providing opportunities for education, recreation and economic development. We are grateful to those who have supported the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace with major membership donations. We encourage others to consider supporting us with a gift of $1000 or more and add your name to our Lifetime Membership plaque. It is only through the continued, generous, contributions of our members that we are able to spread the word about the life of Pearl S. Buck and her origins in West Virginia.

Become a Member!

Memberships are essential to funding our day-to-day operations. By becoming a member of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace you enable us to create and foster programs that enrich the entire community and preserve the legacy of West Virginia’s only Pulitzer and Nobel Prize honoree in Literature.

Contact us at 304-653-4430 for more Membership Information. Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 126, Hillsboro, WV 24946

Did you know?

The late Jim Comstock, publisher-editor of the West Virginia Hillbilly newspaper, was so frightened that the abandoned Pearl Buck Birthplace would become dilapidated and lost to posterity, that he started the movement to have it restored. Later, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia took up the challenge, and they raised the money to get it restored.

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