Posted on September 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Brontë Parsonage Museum launched a crowdfunding campaign in July in hopes of closing a forecasted year-end deficit of £100,000 (over $130,000).

It’s now over halfway there, thanks to countless Brontë fans … and the T.S. Eliot estate, which recently contributed £20,000 (over $26,000).

Rebecca Yorke, head of communications and marketing at the Brontë Society, told the Guardian that the gift came quietly and with best wishes for the museum’s future.

The museum — in the home where Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell grew up and where Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights were written — closed in March because of coronavirus and just recently reopened, with limited capacity.

Read more about the Brontë Parsonage Museum and its connection with Eliot in the Guardian.

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