Monthly Archives: September 2015

Miranda Updike joins the JU Childhood Home board of directors

Miranda Updike today joined The John Updike Childhood Home board of directors. The board of directors for The John Updike Society, which owns The John Updike Childhood Home and is turning it into a museum, had voted to create a separate governing … Continue reading

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Board appoints education director

The John Updike Childhood Home board of directors last week created a new position of Education Director and appointed Maria Mogford to the post. Mogford, who has taught as an instructor at Albright College since 2006, earned a Ph.D. in Educational … Continue reading

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Detective work: R.J. Doerr spots restoration clues

Since beginning to examine the house for “footprints” and signs of what The John Updike Childhood Home looked like prior to 1945—when the Updikes left the house at 117 Philadelphia Ave. to move to the Plowville farmhouse—historic restoration expert R.J. Doerr … Continue reading

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Museum acquires Clint Shilling sideboard-buffet

The John Updike Childhood Home recently acquired a sideboard that was owned by Clint Shilling (b. 12 January 1885, d. 10 September 1979) , a local artist who lived at 110 Philadelphia Ave., directly across the street from the Updikes, and who … Continue reading

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