|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 planning a variety of activities to celebrate thirty years of Father Tim, Barnabas, Dooley, Cynthia, and all the other beloved characters finding their way into countless readers’ hearts. We hope you’ll join us!
MARCH – We’re planning an online Bane & Blessing Sale featuring select Mitford items and some of Jan’s favorite things to raise funds for 30 student and teacher scholarships to our fall literary weekend. We promise lots of blessings and NO banes!
MAY – At the Mitford Spring Tea we expect Jan will have a huge announcement to make (we mean HUGE). We’ll also have a fun prize for 30 attendees. Tea tickets go on sale April 1.
JUNE – Teachers (active and retired) are welcome to visit the museum for free during our Summer Break for Teachers during the month of June. The first 30 teachers to visit will receive a special gift in appreciation for their hard work.
SEPTEMBER – Jan will share a special reading during our GetLit! literary weekend on September 27 and 28. Plus, we’ll have another fun surprise for 30 randomly selected attendees.
OCTOBER – On Wednesday, October 30, we’re offering free admission to the museum with the first 30 visitors receiving their choice of a Mitford ornament or magnet.We’ll be honoring the anniversary throughout the year on our website and through social media. Follow along to join in the fun!
30 Years of Mitford
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.