As 2012 draws to a close and the Hemingway Birthplace Home prepares for our Boxing Day celebration on December 26th, we reflect on the wonderful year we’ve had at the Foundation. Our programs drew more than 10,000 visitors for tours and events as diverse as major film screenings and intimate author talks. We hosted school and book groups and explored Hemingway the journalist, and Hemingway the poet. We said a fond farewell to the Hemingway Boyhood Home, and made a new friend in a playwright who brought Cuba to Oak Park one cold January night.
Next year, we turn our attention Hemingway’s Birthplace, the home that shaped who he was, how he wrote, and the way he looked at the world. We consider our stewardship of the house to be an honor, and we take it seriously.
Hemingway’s home needs to be maintained for future generations of writers and scholars. Repairs — from painting to landscaping to rebuilding the main stairwell — need to be made to finish the home’s restoration and make its depiction of the Hemingway family’s life complete.
We need your help to keep Hemingway’s story alive in this house and through our programming. No gift is too small to matter to us, as your involvement in this ongoing story means Hemingway’s legacy will never truly die.
Please take a moment to donate here:
And watch your mailbox and e-mail for our upcoming news and events. We’ve got a very exciting project going on right now in Hemingway’s attic, and we can’t wait to share all the details with you.
Your contribution directly benefits the Foundation. In a time when our world is changing faster than ever, the stories we tell matter. Be a part of ours this holiday season. Consider it a gift to Ernest.