On your visit to the Sanderson, you will find many items for purchase. You may also complete the order form and mail with your check to Sanderson Museum, P.O. Box 153, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 or purchase items online (see below). The Sanderson Museum regrets that at this time it is unable to ship purchased items internationally.
Map of Historical Chester County
$95 unframed / includes certificate of authentication. Map measures 24" x 26". Compiled by Christian C. Sanderson; Illustrated by Andrew Wyeth. This map is one of the original 1937 edition of 5,750 printed by Beck Engraving Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1897 and inventor of the four-color lithographic process. The original pencil drawing hangs in the Christian C. Sanderson Museum.
The Christian Sanderson Museum - Tom Thompson Remembers - by Gene Pisasale ($8.00)
This museum, located in scenic Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania is dedicated to the memory of one man - Chris Sanderson, a musician, lecturer and historian who chronicled our heritage. Upon Chris's death, his friend Tom Thompson was given the task of sorting through the more than 18,000 artifacts in Chris's collection. Thompson along with Andrew Wyeth and others created this "undiscovered gem" of a museum we have today. This 50 page pamphlet describes the museum including photos of Chris Sanderson, Tom Thompson, the Wyeths, museum rooms and artifacts.
Lafayette's Gold- The Lost Brandywine Treasure - by Gene Pisasale ($20.00)
Set in the beautiful Brandywine Valley outside Philadelphia, "Lafayette's Gold" is a mystery thriller about the Battle of the Brandywine. The story highlights George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette while weaving in a modern day mystery involving shady antiquities dealers and hidden treasure.
Washington's Headquarters Story - by Thomas R. Thompson ($3.00)
The story of the creation of the Brandywine Battlefield Park and the role Chris and his mother played to promote interest in the Battle of Brandywine.
Chris A Biography of Christian C. Sanderson - by Thomas R. Thompson ($15.00)
This biography provides a detailed account of the lives of Chris and his mother. Four hundred eight pages of text and photographs and as one reader wrote after the original publication in 1973 "when I finished page 408, it seemed much like losing a life-long friend."
The Land of Truth & Phantasy - by Richard McLellan ($25.00)
A biographic novel of the Kuerner family in Chadds Ford, PA. The Kuerner (Ring) Farm is where Andrew Wyeth, the renowned American artist, painted nearly one thousand works. This work contains sixteen color illustrations including several paintings by Karl J. Kuerner and Andrew Wyeth.
Best Places You've Never Seen - by Therese Boyd ($30.00)
Writer Boyd has visited small museums throughout Pennsylvania and found 42 she says are worth detouring for; she details these little gems in this handy guide organized by region.
September 11, 1777: Washington's Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia – by Bruce Mowday ($23.00)
United States history almost changed on September 11, 1777, as George Washington almost dies. Washington’s army also almost ceased to exist. This is the first book on the historic American Revolution battle that was the main battle of the Philadelphia Campaign. This was Lafayette’s first battle and the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia after the battle.
Along the Brandywine River – by Bruce Mowday ($22.00)
Postcards from Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine River Museum and the Battle of Brandywine are all contained in this pictorial history book. Mills galore, including ones of the du Pont empire, were all constructed along the Brandywine. Along the Brandywine River tells the story of the historic Brandywine River from its origins in Chester County to Wilmington, Delaware through more than 200 vintage post cards.
Saturday Evening Post Plate ($20.00)
Chris posed as the hunter in this scene at Lafayette's headquarters in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania painted by Andrew Wyeth.. The original painting is at the Toledo Art Museum. Plate is Ridgewood fine china.
Canonballs, Anecdotes & Artifacts - The wonderful life of Christian Sanderson ($25.00)
Featuring Andrew Wyeth, Karl J. Kuerner, and Ann Wyeth McCoy; Archaeo pictures presents a Karen Kuder Film that provides a peek into Sanderson's collection. The possessions such a man leaves behind upon his death could fill a museum.
Bard of the Brandywine ($5.00)
Sally Jane Denk; includes 10 songs recorded & produced by Serpentine Records