"Anyone born in the twentieth century should see this museum. It's a history lesson, a nostalgia trip, a fascinating look at one man's life."
- Therese Boyd, The Best Places You've Never Seen: Pennsylvania's Small Museums, A Traveler's Guide
Step up to the wooden porch of Chris Sanderson's country home and tour eight rooms filled with over 200 years of American history. The Sanderson Museum has a rich collection of objects relating to life in Chadds Ford as well as an extensive collection of memorabilia representing the American experience. Visitors to the museum will uncover artifacts from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, both World Wars and learn about the Battle of Brandywine along with other local lore.
Chris and the Wyeth Family shared a love of the Chadds Ford area. See original sketches and paintings from N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Peter Hurd and other Wyeth family members.
The Sanderson Museum represents a man's life and a nation's history. Open March - November, Thursday through Sunday, 12p.m. to 4p.m. Visit us at 1755 Creek Road (old Route 100), Chadds Ford, Pa.
News & Events:
BULLETIN: New notecards celebrate three generations of Wyeth holiday artwork.
ARTICLE: The birds and the bees come to Chadds Ford.
BULLETIN: Sanderson Museum Increases Hours.
REPORT: Bob Duggan and Chuck Ulmann Explore Chris Sanderson's Influence on the Wyeth Family and Their Art.
ARTICLE: New exhibit on the Civil War features artifacts from the Sanderson Museum.
- May 10, 2013 "Members Only" Reception at the Museum
- June 23, 2013, Sanderson Sunday: Art Made Personal: Chris Sanderson and the Wyeth Family
- September 27 - November 30, 2013: History Made Personal: The Civil War
- October 20, 2013, Sanderson Sunday: Scavenger Hunt for Children: Can You Find It?
Chads' Ford Barber Shop Sign - N.C. Wyeth 1940
HISTORY MADE PERSONAL SERIES:
A series of articles providing an in-depth look at artifacts from the collection. Click to see full Series
Historic Wyeth-Sanderson Map of Chester County
This map is one of the original 1937 edition of 5,750 printed by Beck Engraving Company of Philadelphia. Additional 1937 prints are available for sale at the Museum Store. To learn more about the origins of the map, see our History Made Personal article.
Insightful memoirs, essays, and viewpoints that advance knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Christian Sanderson and the Sanderson Museum.
BOB DUGGAN: Art Made Personal: Chris Sanderson and the Wyeth Family
A Man's Life -- A Nation's History. A Quarterly Newsletter for Friends of the Sanderson Museum.
Group tours are available. Please contact us for an appointment.
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