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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...

Celebrating our first anniversary

Celebrating our first anniversary

Here we are. One year after the best grand opening event ever, The Mitford Museum is celebrating a year of firsts. Just a few highlights include:Welcoming visitors from all 50 states to Hudson, NC. (Not to mention those from Canada, Scotland, and Australia!)Hosting...

The Mitford Museum Launches Literary Weekend

The Mitford Museum Launches Literary Weekend

HUDSON, NC – Get ready to GetLit! in Hudson, NC, on September 30 and October 1, 2022.The Mitford Museum is launching a brand-new literary weekend this fall, bringing successful North Carolina authors together with fans and aspiring writers. The inaugural event...

Museum Memberships

Museum Memberships

Have you ever wished you could call Mitford home? Now you can do the next best thing. Become a member of The Mitford Museum and be part of a vibrant community that “takes care of its own.”

Join Us on Facebook

Join Us on Facebook

The Mitford Museum has a Facebook page! Follow or like us to keep up with what’s new at the museum, to get the latest scoop on events, and to be part of the warm, supportive community that’s what Mitford is all about.

Holiday Hours & Black Friday Sale

Holiday Hours & Black Friday Sale

The museum will be closed for Thanksgiving on Wednesday and Thursday, November 24 and 25. We will be open during regular hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) on Friday, November 26, with a special 25% off sale on canvas Mitford maps perfect for holiday gifting (along with your favorite SIGNED Mitford novel)!

Inventing Mitford

Inventing Mitford

The Papers of Jan Karon – This exhibition digs deep into Karon’s voluminous archive, donated by Karon to the UVA Library in 2014, with the goal of surfacing manuscripts and artifacts that reveal how her relationships to her work, her publishers, and her audiences have contributed to Karon’s bestseller status.

Candace Freeland: a Vision for Peace

Candace Freeland: a Vision for Peace

Candace Freeland: a Vision for Peace presents images from Freeland’s two-year documentation of native life in the jungles of Nicaragua. The show is free to all, and extends through October.

The Mitford Museum Dedication

The Mitford Museum Dedication

400 Mitford fans from 34 states joined us in celebration of the museum’s Grand Opening activities, October 1-3, 2021. Listen to Jan’s talk, delivered October 2.

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.

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