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We hope you’ll find our museum a place of

refuge, laughter, and learning.

Latest News

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Celebrating 30 Years of Mitford

Celebrating 30 Years of Mitford

We're approaching the thirtieth anniversary of At Home in Mitford's first publication on October 28, 1994. Since then, there have been quite a few cover iterations and more than 120 printings with millions of copies sold around the world. Throughout 2024 we're...

Want a good read? Check out this letter to Jan.

Want a good read? Check out this letter to Jan.

Dear Mrs. Karon,   Hi! My name is Maria, and I am 13 years old. My parents decided to homeschool me and my two siblings this past school year, and we did all kinds of fun learning activities. My mom also read aloud to us each morning while we three would...

Mitford Museum Plans for Growth

Mitford Museum Plans for Growth

The Mitford Museum is looking to the future.As the budding nonprofit in Hudson, NC, moves further into its second year of operations, plans are already underway for future growth. Thanks to the foresight of a generous donor, the museum has purchased property at 150...

Oral History Library

Oral History Library

In 2023 the museum will launch an oral history project with the support of StoryCorps. The Oral History Library will preserve the rich histories of the NC foothills and beyond. The museum will offer all visitors as well as the general public the opportunity to record...

Our Minds Never Stop

Our Minds Never Stop

We're so excited for this empowering conversation between quilt legend Georgia Bonesteel and our own Jan Karon coming as a PBS NC Women's History Special airing in March 2023!Our Minds Never Stop Promo

GetLit! 2022 Photo Gallery

GetLit! 2022 Photo Gallery

Whether you attended our 2022 GetLit! literary weekend or are planning to attend in 2023, here’s a look at our first year out. Authors Joseph Bathanti, Wiley Cash, Gretchen Griffith, Sarah McCoy, Sarah Loudin Thomas, and Sandra Warren gave talks, led workshops, and...

Upcoming Events

Mitford Spring Tea

May 18, 2024

Pictured above are Jan with her niece and Tea guest, Jennifer Gray in 2023.

Summer Reading at the Museum

Tuesdays from August 6- 27

GetLit! 2024

SAVE THE DATE

September 27-28, 2024

Past Events

The Mitford Museum

The Mitford Museum is North Carolina’s newest literary landmark.

Founded by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Jan Karon, the museum narrates the ways in which the small town of Hudson, NC, helped influence her life and work. Often called Jan’s ‘book without covers,’ the museum is a place of common ground, where people from varied backgrounds can come together to feel welcomed, cared for, and at home.

(828) 572-4898

Wed - Sat 10 AM - 4 PM

145 Cedar Valley Road
Hudson, NC 28638