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Alvernia professor Susan Guay named John Updike Childhood Home director

The John Updike Society board of directors unanimously approved Alvernia University professor Susan Guay to serve as director of The John Updike Childhood Home in Shillington, Pa.  Her appointment is effective immediately. Society president James Plath made the announcement on … Continue reading

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Updike house restoration story goes international

From tiny seeds . . . . Earlier this week a Reading Eagle reporter contacted John Updike Society president James Plath asking for help updating the story of The John Updike Childhood Home restoration. Plath passed along his email response … Continue reading

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Updike’s dogwood blooms again

Dogwoods of this type typically only last fifty years or so, but Updike’s dogwood is still going strong at The John Updike Childhood Home, 117 Philadelphia Ave., in Shillington. The side garden, planted by volunteers, is also starting to bloom. … Continue reading

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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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