Wednesday, December 6, 2023 @ 7 pm via Zoom
Presenter: Samantha Freise, Curator and Historic house director, Pearl S. Buck National Historic Landmark, Perkasie, PA
Pearl S. Buck was an award-winning author, humanitarian, and activist. She is best known for The Good Earth (1931) the best-selling novel in the United States which won her the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, Buck became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature “for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces,” two memoir-biographies of her missionary parents. Bucks co-founded Welcome House in 1949, the first international, interracial adoption agency. This lecture will discuss the amazing life and legacy of a Bucks County Pennsylvania woman who spent her life educating the world about Asia and Amerasian Children.
About Our Presenter:
Samantha Freise is the curator at Pearl S. Buck National Historic Landmark in Perkasie, PA. Freise received a B.S. in Historic Preservation and B.A. in History from Southeast Missouri State University. She also graduated with distinction from the University of the Arts with a M.A. in Museum Education. Freise is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in which she participates on the local, state, and national levels bringing awareness to historic preservation, American history, and service to veterans. She has a wide variety of experience working in museums and historic sites in Missouri, Pennsylvania, and the United Kingdom.