Published by the American Writers Museum      Volume 8, Number 1      January 27,  2017

  "The American Writers Museum project is a worthy one, something the nation needs and deserves."

- Shelby Coffey III - 
Los Angeles Times

American Writers Museum in the News

The American Writers Museum thanks those who feature us in their publications. This month, we are happy to share this recent coverage.

DNAinfo included us on their list of key attractions to see in Chicago in 2017.

Time Out ChicagoLonely PlanetVivelo Hoy, and Broadway World noted the Spring opening of the museum and some exhibits that will be featured.

Fox 32 News Chicago interviewed our President, Carey Cranston  on 
American Writers Museum Construction Update
Construction underway at 180 N. Michigan Avenue 

The carpet is being installed and we are getting ready to install the exhibits next!

Andrew Anway from Amaze Design giving a recent tour to the Board and discussing the exhibit installation project that will start soon.
Exhibit Spotlight: Reader's Favorites

The Readers Favorites Kiosks are interactive systems that allow visitors to enter their favorite authors and compare their results against all past museum visitors and against national lists from around the country. Visitors will be able to generate lists of ideas for new authors and books to read and to send themselves the lists they create.
American Writers Museum Affiliate Spotlight
"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Located in Hartford, CT, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is dedicated to preserving the ideas set forth by Stowe to speak out against societal injustices. The Stowe Center preserves Stowe's Hartford home and historical collections. The Center continues to bring the issues of Stowe's time into the 21st century and connecting them to contemporary issues.

The Center is currently renovating the 1871 Stowe House interior for the first time since 1968 when the house was opened to the public. The interior will not be open to visitors until summer 2017, but the Center continues to provide visitors with tours of the 1873 Center and 1884 Katharine Seymour Day House. The Center is open year round and has continued its regular events, while integrating special occasions honoring Stowe, her message and the house.

On Jan. 10, 2017, the Center installed a time capsule in one of the home's kitchen walls. The capsule contains items relating to the 2016-17 $3.3 million renovation project. The contents include, 2016 Stowe Center publications and memorabilia, photos from 2016 Stowe Center Events, names of board members and project donors, and the front page of the Hartford Courant Jan. 10, 2017 issue. While holding such a special event, the Center continues its "Salons at Stowe" discussion series on current topics involving racial injustices in America today.

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To learn more about these American writers, please visit the website for the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
. Be sure to find the  Affiliate  nearest you and check out their upcoming events.
Become a Donor


The American Writers Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID Number 27-1822749). All donations made to the Foundation are fully tax deductible.

We are currently still moving toward meeting our $500,000 Founder's Challenge and it's almost complete.  All donations will still be matched one-to-one through the end of February. 

Your support will help us accomplish our goal of creating a national museum to celebrate the lives and works of our nation's preeminent. Please select an amount and use the "Donate" button to make a secure online contribution via PayPal. 

If you donate $100 dollars or more, we will list you as a Chapter One Patron on the website.
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American Writers Museum 
Announces 2 New Affiliates

The American Writers Museum is excited to announce that the John G. Neihardt State Historic Site and Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation have become our newest Affiliates. 

The Neihardt State Historic Site, located in Bancroft, Nebraska, maintains a museum and library of works by and about Niehardt. Admission is free and group tours are available. Learn more and plan your visit here .

Located in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California, the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation maintains the Tor House, Hawk Tower, and the surrounding gardens. Guided tours are offered Friday and Saturday.  Learn more and plan your visit   here
American Writers Museum Blog

This month AWM blogger, Nate King, shared his advice on how being a good writer requires you to read and reflects on the lessons he learned from author Ann Lamott's book, Bird by Bird.

Visit and subscribe to our blog here to see weekly posts from our talented bloggers.

Interested in being a volunteer blogger? Contact us  here.  
American Writers Museum Giveaway
Enter to Win a $25 Gift Card  

What was Ernest Hemingway's first published novel? 

Submit your answer here for a chance to win.  A winner will be drawn randomly from the correct respondents to receive the $25 gift card.
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Upcoming Events with American Writers Museum Affiliates

A WM has over 50 Affiliates throughout the United States. Here are some of the exciting events they have coming up:

Thanks to all our donors, patrons, affiliates, and friends for your ongoing support!

The mission of the American Writers Museum is to engage the public in celebrating American writers and exploring their influence on our history, our identity, our culture, and our daily lives.

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