The Christian C. Sanderson Museum

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The Christian C. Sanderson Museum

The Christian C. Sanderson Museum
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Step in Chris Sanderson's country home and tour eight rooms rich with over 200 years of American history. The Sanderson Museum houses Wyeth Family Art, Military Artifacts, Autographs, Vintage Violin's and local memorabilia. Read letters from Civil War soldiers and see photographs of early 20th Century Chadds Ford. Learn about the Battle of Brandywine and discover old-time toys, telegrams and more in this captivating collection. The Sanderson Museum represents "A Man's Life and A Nation's History".
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Gambletravels
Washington DC, DC46 contributions
Couples
I have traveled around the world and seen many museums - but nothing has ever moved me like the Christian Sanderson Museum. It is the extraordinary intimacy of the collection - from a scrap of cloth off Lincoln's casket to the Valentines Christian received as a teacher decades ago - this is the story of a man's life, of the times in which in he lived, of the history he collected, of the love that he bore for his family, and of the friends who cherished him enough to capture his spirit in their art and preserve his legacy through their efforts.

Looking at a flag that his mother sewed by hand, with a label indicating where she obtained the bits of cloth along with a note writen by Christian recording that this was the last flag she made "before I lost her" - one feels moved to tears at the profound honestly of his actions - he seems to have recorded everything that came into his world with equal attention, devotion, and honesty. The breadth of this collection speaks to his great curiosity and wide interests, while the deapth of detail to every item tenaciously retained against time stands as a testiment to one man's passion for the world in which he lived. This collection has the power to open up a whole, miraculous experience to the viewer. I feel grateful to have been enriched by the wonder of Christian Sanderson's life and his life's work. Don't miss it!
Written March 10, 2015
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338ellenp
Woodbury, NJ31 contributions
Family
This looked like 'just a house' and we didn't expect to see much. But my husband and I were blown away by the collections! This place is jam packed to the brim with memorabilia, cool stuff, historical stuff, civil war stuff, music stuff, art stuff, I can't even describe it all. Christian Sanderson was an amazing man! Treat yourself and go! There was so much there we have to go back and look some more!
Written August 22, 2016
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Ronald M
Bethlehem, PA33 contributions
Couples
This museum was a find. It has a very varied and interesting collection of artifacts. It is in a house with 8 rooms each with artifacts dealing with a common theme. There is even some Wyeth family art. I would highly recommend this museum to someone who is looking for a museum that has an highly unusual collection. My wife & I spent almost 2 hours and found it hard to take it all in.
Written September 6, 2015
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RMB634
State College, PA424 contributions
Friends
At first the collection of Christian Sanderson sounded like a hoarder's collection turned museum folly, but, as we toured the small house and peeked at every item for display we soon realized that this museum was a great introduction to what we would see the next day at Brandywine River Museum! In every room there were drawings and paintings of N.C.Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth and every other member of the Wyeth family!
The story told by this unique man through his collection of items that reminded him of important events in history is a thorough revelation of the community of Chadds Ford from the 19th to 20th century. If you are contemplating a visit to the Brandywine River Museum then you should definitely preceed it with a visit to the Sanderson Museum. We spent two hours there mesmerized by this collection.
Written October 28, 2014
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FrogzRMe
Mendenhall, PA32 contributions
I grew up here and took square dancing lessons from Mr. Sanderson whbwouldvcome to our school to "teach" us up until we went on to middle school. He was a real character!!! Go. It's free but make a donation please.
Written July 29, 2013
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Lee W
Downingtown, PA1 contribution
Family
Took the kids today for Summer Stories and was reminded of how much I love this place!
A must see for anyone who is interested in Chester County history in general and the Wyeths specifically. Many original Wyeths and amazing artifacts.
Written August 17, 2016
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FFtravels
Vancouver, WA164 contributions
Solo
You would hardly know the museum is there (I just happened upon it) but it is a fascinating collection of memorabilia from this man's lifetime. Allow a couple of hours as there is a lot to look at.
Written July 23, 2016
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Anonymoius
Kennett Square, PA2 contributions
Solo
This small museum has a great collection of art and historic artifacts from the Revolutionary War to the mid-20th Century. It is a view of history through the eyes of one man and definitely has something for everyone! Not to be missed!
Written July 23, 2014
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Chene2008
New Jersey17 contributions
We went to this museum because the ratings seemed pretty good. After listening to a way too long introduction by the curator, we ventured around. Talk about a bunch of junk! A match stick that lit a birthday candle.... a lock of hair. I guess some people get into this stuff, but we were just not impressed. Not to mention the curator didn't give us change for our $20. I guess we made a donation to a museum that we normally would not have donated to.
Written November 1, 2016
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fjcamp
Martinez, GA57 contributions
Couples
Very eclectic but interesting collection of personal and historical artifacts collected over Sanderson's lifetime. We spent almost 2 hours and still did not see everything. The collection is well organized around themes and the staff person helpfully provided a scavenger hunt list which led us to many interesting finds. Well worth the $8 adult admission price.
Written July 22, 2016
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