Updike’s Pennsylvania childhood home to become museum
SHILLINGTON, Pa. — The Pennsylvania childhood home of author John Updike is nearing its transformation into a museum and literary centre.
The future of the Shillington home had been uncertain until The John Updike Society purchased it in 2012. Since then, the society has worked to recreate the 1930s vibe of the late Pulitzer-Prize winner’s home, based on old photographs and Updike’s writings. Updike spent the first 13 years of his life in the Shillington house, about 60 miles (96 kilometres) northwest of Philadelphia.