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Drone shots of Updike house featured on Berks Nostalgia

Alexa Freyman put together a nice feature on The John Updike Childhood Home, 117 Philadelphia Ave., in Shillington, using shots from an expertly controlled drone. Even those who’ve seen the house in person will find the drone shots interesting for … Continue reading

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Wikipedia discovers The John Updike Childhood Home

Students use it, and if truth be told, so do teachers. And recently, Wikipedia added an entry on The John Updike Childhood Home. Thanks to some civic-minded Berks Countians, the house-museum is now searchable (and findable) on the biggest and … Continue reading

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WFMZ reports on Updike 90th birthday celebration

It was a soft (and occasionally noisy) spring day in Shillington when a crowd of around 40 gathered on the side lawn of The John Updike Childhood Home, 117 Philadelphia Ave., in Shillington, Pa. They came on Friday, March 18, … Continue reading

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Updike house featured in new PBS short film

WITF, the PBS affiliate television station in Harrisburg, Pa., recently produced a five-and-a-half minute film on “John Updike’s Shillington” for a national series titled “Great American Read.” These clips will be shown across the country, as we understand it. And … Continue reading

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