Come Tour the Bucks County Homes of Two Artistic Icons That Once Resided in the Area

Images via Pearl S. Buck Internationl and Oscar Hammerstein Museum.
The tours will take place on Sept. 16.

Pearl S. Buck International, located at 520 Dublin Road in Perkasie, will be hosting tours of the homes of author Pearl S. Buck and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II on Sept. 16.

The Pearl S. Buck House, formerly known as Green Hills Farm, is replete with artifacts from her life.

“A rich, mostly intact collection makes guests feel as if they are visiting the house in the time Ms. Buck and her family lived there,” the organization said online. “Objects from the ordinary (a closet full of board games played by the family) to the extraordinary (the typewriter Ms. Buck used to write The Good Earth) add to the fascinating experience.”

Highland Farms, once the residence of Hammerstein, recently received a $500,000 posthumous gift that ensured the property will be purchased and preserved. Now, those in charge of the property are offering tours for those who want to see the home of the famed songwriter and lyricist.

Hammerstein lived there with his family for the last two decades of his life. The farm inspired him to create some of the best-known musicals of all time, including “The Sound of Music”“Carousel” and “The King and I”. It is also believed that he wrote the famous lyrics to “Oklahoma” at the property.

Learm more about the tour at Pearl S. Buck International.


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