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ernest hemingway birthplace

from ernest hemingway posted in literature by pete_nice

Ernest Hemingway was born in this home on July 21, 1899 to Clarence Edmonds Hemingway (a physician) and Grace Hall-Hemingway (a musician).

The family lived in the home until Ernest was six years old, in the same conservative community as architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

In 1992, the home was purchased by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, who redesigned the home to reflect the period of the Hemingways residence. Today, the home is open for tours and features many artifacts from the family's life there.

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ernest hemingway museum (oak park)

from ernest hemingway posted in literature by pete_nice

Located on the first floor of the Oak Park Arts Center, the Ernest Hemingway Museum has been in operation since 1991.

A short walk from the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, this museum contains several kiosks, videos, photos and artifacts from the writer's life, including Hemingway's childhood diary and the famous letter from nurse Agnes von Kurowsky-later portrayed in A Farewell to Arms-terminating their engagement.

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