December 3, 2016: CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR, 11a – 6p

Start the holiday season with a visit to the Sanderson Museum. See an eclectic array of art, military memorabilia, presidential artifacts, local history and collectibles. The museum will also have its wonderful collection of Victorian Christmas ornaments on display and for sale. Enjoy special refreshments and music. The museum will be decorated for the holidays […]

October 1, 2016: ORAL HISTORY DAY at the Sanderson Museum, 9a – 12p.

Did you know Chris Sanderson? If so, What do you remember about him? Were you one of his students at any of the many schools where he taught? Did he come to your school and talk to your class? Do you remember your parents picking him up in their car? Did you take square dancing […]

September 24, 2016: SANDERSON’S SQUARE DANCE, 1p – 4p

“Bow to your partner…bow to your corner…hands all around.” So began most square dances called by the legendary Chris Sanderson. In his heyday, until he passed away in 1966, Chris and his famed Pocopson Valley Boys were well known throughout the area for calling and playing for square dances. Chris even made a record album […]

August 17, 2016: SANDERSON SUMMER STORIES, 10a – 12 p.

Sanderson Summer Stories (10a-12p) Join staff at the Sanderson Museum for a fun-filled summer story time! Come for an interactive reading, a related craft, and a healthy snack. This month’s book is “The Very First Americans,” by Cara Ashrose and Bryna Waldman. From the Makah, who set out in canoes to hunt whales, to the […]


August 13, 2016: CHESTER COUNTY OLD FIDDLERS’ PICNIC (88TH), Hibernia Park, 10a – 4p.

Come visit the Sanderson Museum’s booth at the Old Fiddlers’ Picnic,  an annual event where hundreds of musicians and music lovers gather to celebrate traditional music and memories on stage and in the woodlands of Fiddlers’ Field. Lots of activities for the kids, tours of Hibernia Mansion, plus food and craft vendors. Sample: What it’s all about. No […]


by Sally Denk Hoey Why does Hanna Sanderson’s name appear as Hanna Carmac Sanderson on her grave marker and her father’s name as Captain Christian Carmack on his handsome obelisk? And what’s the 4’ long buried concrete marker museum president Sue Minarchi uncovered next to the Sanderson lot that spells out SANDERSON? Could it be […]

August 6, 2016: SANDERSON MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS TRIP, Christian Sanderson’s Homestead & Burial Place, 9a – 3p.

(Click on images to enlarge) This year’s museum volunteers trip is to the Phoenixville area, Chester and Montgomery Counties,  Pennsylvania, where Chris Sanderson was born and where he lived and thrived until 1905. By then, he had finished college at West Chester Normal School (now West Chester University), started his teaching career at the Garwood […]