Skip to main content

Sanderson Museum presents 'Twelve Hours at Brandywine'

05/20/2014 04:08PM, Published by ACL, Categories: Arts+Entertainment



The Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford is presenting a new exhibit, “Twelve Hours at Brandywine,” through July.

A reception in celebration of the exhibit will be held on May 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. It showcases Christian C. Sanderson’s unique collection of Revolutionary War memorabilia and artifacts, including hand-drawn battle maps, a British bean pot found on Osborne Hill, a papier-mache shoe used to hide jewelry and much more.

“Museum visitors will be fascinated by the relics on display in this exhibit,” explained museum president Sue Minarchi. “Viewing them is a way to make history personal, to bring the battle to life.”

The reception on May 29 will feature a solider in period uniform firing his rifle, period music by Skip Barthold, refreshments from Brandywine Prime, and a cash bar. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 610-388-6545 or e-mailing marketingdirector@sandersonmuseum.org. Reception admission is $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members.

The Sanderson Museum contains an eclectic array of art, military memorabilia, presidential artifacts, local history and collectibles. The museum is open from March through November, Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., or by appointment. It is at 1755 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, just north of Route 1. 


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



chadds ford art exhibit sanderson museum


  • Best Summer Kids Camps in Chester County!

    05/04/2017
    09:00AM — 12:30PM

    2017 SUMMER KIDS HALF-DAY CAMP IN CHESTER SPRINGS, CHESTER COUNTY: One Week of Half-Day Art & C...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    05/04/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Painting Dogwood Flowers

    05/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:30PM

    The beautiful white bracts of the flowering dogwood tree light up the spring woods and add sparkl...


  • Clutterers Anonymous

    05/04/2017
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Clutterers Anonymous℠ (CLA℠) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strengt...


  • The Surprising Martha Washington

    05/04/2017
    06:30PM — 08:00PM

    The Mill at Anselma will kick off its 2017 Speaker Series with a fascinating talk about Martha Wa...


  • Dress comfortably to recline on the floor or to sit in a chair. We will create our sacred space f...


  • Woodwind Chamber Recital

    05/04/2017
    08:15PM — 09:15PM

    West Chester University presents a woodwind chamber recital directed by Karen Dannessa.


Chester County High School Sports