C.S. Lewis Foundation Purchases Historic “Green Pastures” Home in Northfield, MA
Property to Serve as Home to C.S. Lewis Study Center and College Foundation
NORTHFIELD, MA, September 18, 2013 – The C.S. Lewis Foundation has purchased the historic Green Pastures home in Northfield, Massachusetts. The site will house the C.S. Lewis Study Center and will serve as administrative offices of the C.S. Lewis College Foundation, a subsidiary of the C.S.L.F.
The 4,318 square foot home, consisting of 14 rooms and 3 bathrooms, was built in 1885 and was home to the family of famed evangelist Dwight L. Moody for nearly 100 years. The property was most recently owned by the Northfield Mount Hermon School and was used as administrative offices. It was put up for sale in March 2013, and was purchased today by the C.S. Lewis Foundation of Redlands, California.
The C.S. Lewis Study Center will serve as a residential study center for visiting scholars while also offering cultural enrichment programs open to the surrounding community, including a lecture series, Great Books seminars, and performing arts concerts. The programming will reflect the anticipated offerings of the future C.S. Lewis College, but on a noncredit basis.
Dr. Stan Mattson, President and Founder of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, shared his excitement about the purchase of the property, “This step marks a small but significant move towards the ultimate goal of establishing C.S. Lewis College in the Pioneer Valley and Five College Region. We envision Green Pastures as a gathering place for Christian hospitality, study, and conversation. What better way to honor the contribution of D.L. Moody to the educational and spiritual life of New England than to carry it into the twenty-first century through the rich legacy of C.S. Lewis? We invite all to come and share in what is about to unfold.”
For more information, visit www.cslewiscollege.org or call (909)793-0949.
About the C.S. Lewis Foundation: Inspired by the life and legacy of C.S. Lewis, the C.S. Lewis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the renewal of Christian thought and creative expression throughout the world of learning and the culture at large. Since its founding in 1986, the C.S. Lewis Foundation has pursued its mission through several initiatives, including conferences and retreats, the C.S. Lewis Faculty Forum, and the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute. The Foundation also owns C.S. Lewis’s Oxford home, “The Kilns,” which it operates as a Study Centre for visiting scholars. The Foundation has long envisioned establishing C.S. Lewis College in the U.S. For more information, visit cslewis.org.
About C.S. Lewis College: Currently in the fundraising stage prior to launch, C.S. Lewis College will be a college of the Great Books and the Visual and Performing Arts. Rooted in the historic Christian faith, the College will be inclusive of Christians of all traditions, representing the center of Christianity without reference to any single denomination. As a Great Books college, C.S. Lewis College will have a curriculum that is grounded in the classic primary sources of western and non-western thought. For more information, visit cslewiscollege.org.
Media Information: Dr. Stan Mattson, Founder & President, C. S. Lewis Foundation, is available for interviews.
Media Contact: Steven Elmore, C. S. Lewis Foundation V.P. of Events & Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org or (909)793-0949.