The Beatrix Potter Society was founded in 1980 by a group of people professionally involved in the curatorship of Beatrix Potter material.
From the start it set out to be a focus for those with a serious interest in all aspects of Beatrix Potter’s life and work and so it remains today.
The Society is run by a small voluntary committee and is funded by Members’ subscriptions and donations.
The Beatrix Potter Society exists to promote the study and appreciation of the life and works of Beatrix Potter (1866 - 1943) who was not only the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classics of children's literature, but also a landscape and natural history artist, diarist, farmer and conservationist - in the latter capacity she was responsible for the preservation of large areas of the Lake District through her gifts to the National Trust.
The Society upholds and protects the integrity of the inimitable and unique work of Beatrix Potter, her aims and bequests and brings together on a worldwide basis those people who share these interests.