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Kennett Heritage Center planned for North Union Street

03/03/2020 02:28PM ● By Steven Hoffman

For many years, people in the Kennett community have wanted a history and information center available to residents and tourists alike. Thanks to the diligence and hard work of Lynn Sinclair, that desire is coming to fruition.

The Kennett Heritage Center was officially established as a nonprofit organization on Jan. 9.  The mission of the organization is to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for the significant role the Kennett community played in the history of Pennsylvania and the United States.  The Center will encourage visitors to fully engage in the authentic experience offered by the preservation of that historic landscape through tours, special events, and an educational kiosk.

Sinclair owns the building at 120 N. Union Street and plans are underway to create the Heritage Center in the house, historically owned by Dr. Isaac Johnson. The Center will be modeled after the Marshallton Village Heritage Center, which opened in October 2018. The Center will include static and interactive displays of the history of the Kennett area during the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s. Miller Designworks, which created the exhibit at Marshallton, is working with Kennett Heritage Center Board of Directors to design the displays for the Kennett Heritage Center. 

The organization will begin fundraising in early spring with hopes to open the center in late summer or early fall. For more information on the Kennett Heritage Center please reach out to Lynn Sinclair at [email protected]