Like many museums and cultural centers, the Bronte Parsonage Museum has taken a financial hit while closed due to covid. There is some fear that they will not be able to continue operating beyond this year. That would be such a tragedy. I really enjoyed my visit to the museum in May 2019 – it was a highlight of my trip to England. Being in the very place where the Bronte sisters wrote and lived was inspiring and illuminating (who knew it was so small!) and I would have visited again in April if my trip hadn’t been cancelled.
In an effort to raise funds the museum is currently taking donations, which you can read about here. A group of scholars have also organized a one day virtual event called Bronte2020 which will have some fabulous Zoom talks and panels, including a conversation with Sally Wainwright, creator of the excellent Bronte biopic To Walk Invisible. All proceeds from registrations will go directly to the museum.
The event is this Friday, September 4, and you can register at the Bronte Parsonage Museum site. I have taken the day off from work and plan to attend as many of the events as I can, though they start at 1:45 am Arizona time!
Please consider donating to the museum or registering for the Bronte2020 event. Let’s keep the Bronte Parsonage Museum open!
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I’ve been there twice and intend going again sometime, even Jack enjoyed those visits, actually he has just read Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey for the first time this year. I couldn’t get over how packed out the graveyard is. Thanks for the info.
Yay Jack! Which of the novels did he like the best? I hope to go again, also, the next time I visit Manchester (hopefully next year sometime).
He says that Agnes Grey was his least favourite. I hope you do manage to get to Manchester, and if you have time – maybe Scotland – sometime anyway.