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Monday: 10am-4pm        Tuesday: 1pm-7pm
Wednesday: 1pm-7pm     Thursday: 1pm-7pm
Friday: 10am-4pm           Saturday: 10am-4pm

339 Main Street
Oley, PA 19547


Holiday Ornament Competition

Second Annual Ornament Competition at John Updike Childhood Home

Calling all Berks County students in grades K-12 (public, private, virtual & home schooled): Create a holiday ornament for our museum tree. Be creative using one or more of these Updike symbols:

  • Centaur
  • Rabbit
  • Books
  • Typewriter
  • Art/Palette
  • Church Steeple
  • Pigeon
  • Basketball


  • Elementary (K-8): $50
  • Secondary (8-12): $50

Please drop your ornament off at the house on Saturday, December 3, or Saturday, December 10 between 12:00-2:00pm. Make sure to leave your name, address, phone number and school.

Many of the ornaments will be displayed in the house.

Winners will be notified by December 17.

If you have any questions, please email johnupdikeeducation@gmail.com.

John Updike Childhood Home
117 Philadelphia Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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