Traveler, Writer, Citizen: The James Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA

by Jennifer Ciotta

Donning Texan-style bolo ties and large-brimmed cowboy hats, James Michener appeared as if he just stepped out of a Western movie.  Spending some of his last years in Texas and Alaska, the American frontier meant a great deal to Michener, even spurring the inspiration for his monolithic Alaska.  Yet through all his travels and marriages, 3, the writer embraced his roots in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Dedicated to his contributions to the literary and art worlds, the James A. Michener Art Museum is located in historic Doylestown, PA.  A small village in the midst of rur...

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