About

Welcome to the Brontë Society American Chapter blog. Members live in the United States of America. We have a keen interest in the Brontës: Patrick, Branwell, Anne, Charlotte and Emily. In addition to writing poetry and creating illustrations this family produced several incomparable novels that continue to be read, studied and admired. These include Anne’s Agnes Grey, Charlotte’s Jane Eyre, and Emily’s Wuthering Heights.

Come, sit down on this sunny stone: / ‘Tis wintry light o’er flowerless moors – / But sit – for we are all alone / And clear expand heaven’s breathless shores. Emily Brontë, 1838 

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Dedication to the study of the lives of England’s most famous literary family and their work is the mission of the Brontë Society. Headquartered in the Haworth, West Yorkshire parsonage where the Brontës lived and wrote the Brontë Society serves a worldwide membership and welcomes visitors.

For information about the history of the Brontë Society visit: www.bronte.org.uk/bronte-society/history

Information about Brontë Society membership is also available on this website.

BRONTË SOCIETY AMERICAN CHAPTER

Brontë Society members who live in United States compose the Brontë Society American Chapter. Because of the number of American Chapter members and their wide dispersion regions were created. Each region includes several states under a Brontë Society regional representative who acts as a liaison between their members and the American Chapter Representative.

Brontë Society American Chapter Regions:

Deep South
Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Louisiana
Mississippi
South Carolina

Heartland East
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin

Heartland West
Arizona
Colorado
Iowa
Kansas
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas

New England
Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Rhode Island

New York
New York State

Northeast
Delaware
New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Southeast
District of Columbia
Kentucky
Maryland
North Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia

West
Alaska
California
Hawaii
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
North Dakota
Oregon
South Dakota
Utah
Washington
Wyoming

Brontë Society American Chapter members are invited to serve as region representative. A region can encompass one city, one state or several.

Brontë Society American Chapter representative activities can include newsletter circulation and taking Brontë into the community. One region schedules an annual meeting that brings
Brontë Society members, the general public, and notable literary scholars together to talk
Brontë, plus enjoy dining together. An American Chapter representative could consider presenting the story of the Brontës to a library or book store audience in addition to hosting a Brontë tea.

Contact the Brontë Society American Representative or a region representative at: bronteusa@gmail.com

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  1. Janet

    I thought it might interest your readers to know that the Red House in Gomersal is being closed. This is an important museum depicting the life of the Brontes. Charlotte visited often and featured the house in the novel Shirley.
    If the current trends continue the council will have the house demolished.
    I am not sure what those of us living in the US can do but maybe a protest from those in the Bronte Society could stop any action that would destroy a part of the Bronte history.

    Janet

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