The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park fosters understanding of the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, with emphasis on his Oak Park origins and his impact on world literature. Its mission reflects the Foundation's belief in the importance of the written word and the value of thoughtful reading and writing.
The mission is accomplished through
outreach to diverse and international audiences through exhibitions, tours, conferences, lectures, discussion groups, publications and other educational programs and through service as a research resource restoration and operation of Hemingway's birthplace and operation of the Hemingway Museum and the preservation of other Hemingway sites in Oak Park
acquisition, conservation and management of archives and collections related to Hemingway
management of the Foundation's resources – human, financial and physical – by balancing innovation and economy