The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal is a nonprofit educational institute based in Mecosta, Michigan, home of the American writer and thinker Russell Kirk (1918–1994).
Continuing in the tradition of Dr. Kirk, the Center’s mission is to strengthen the foundations—cultural, economic, and religious—of Western civilization and the American experience within it. Its programs and publications have a particular focus on moral imagination and right reason. They celebrate and defend the “permanent things”—all that makes human life worth living, particularly the bedrock principles that have traditionally supported and maintained the health of society’s central institutions: family, church, and school.
The Center’s efforts are directed at students, business and religious leaders, policy makers, and the general public. It identifies, educates, and mentors thoughtful men and women, and develops and promotes the writing of both established and emerging thinkers.
The Center also seeks to further these aims through cooperation with people and groups worldwide that are committed to revitalizing our common cultural inheritance.
To these ends the Center offers an unrivaled program of seminars and unique facilities for the support of undergraduate, graduate, and senior residential fellowships.
It also hosts publications including America’s oldest conservative quarterly review of books, The University Bookman, now online; a newsletter, Permanent Things; and Studies in Burke and His Time.
We are grateful for your interest in the Russell Kirk Center and invite you to learn more about our mission and projects.
You can follow the Kirk Center on Facebook and on Twitter. The University Bookman is also on Twitter.
“The Wardrobe,” a companion site, features video and audio archives by and about Russell Kirk. Please visit to find exclusive interviews with scholars, prominent persons in the conservative movement, and Kirk himself. The address is thewardrobe.org.