Updike’s Pennsylvania child­hood home to be­come mu­seum

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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