New exhibit at Sanderson

The Christian C. Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford Township opened a new exhibit today, Wyeth Unplugged. The exhibit features artwork and photos by members of the Wyeth family as well as letters shared between the museum's namesake, Chris Sanderson, and Wyeth family members N.C, Andy and Jamie.

Museum curator Chuck Ulmann said many of the items in the exhibit were brought down to the first floor so people would not have to climb the narrow stairway to the upper floors.

Some of the Andy Wyeth artwork on display in the new Sanderson Museum exhibit.

Some of the artwork includes book jackets that Andy did for Hervey Allen and "The Brandywine," written by Henry Seidel. Seidel's piece was published in "Rivers of America" in 1939.

Andy Wyeth and Sanderson were friends, and Wyeth was one of the people who helped establish the museum after Sanderson died in 1966.

Sanderson was a teacher, fiddler and historian who lived in a home on Creek Road in Chadds Ford. That home is now the museum and contains thousands of artifacts and pieces of art he had collected over the years.

During a luncheon held at Brandywine Prime last Thursday in honor of the museum's 50th anniversary Chads Ford Township Manager Amanda Serock presented a check for $2,500 to the Sanderson board. Serock was standing in for Supervisor Noelle Barbone who had a work commitment.

The museum, at 1755 Creek Road, is open on weekends, but the exhibit, which will run through November, may be seen other days by appointment. To arrange for an appointment, phone the museum at 610-388-6545 or send an email to


About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.



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