About Us

The Christian C. Sanderson Museum is a private, non-profit enterprise located in the historic village of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The museum exhibits the eclectic collection of historical relics, artifacts, and memorabilia acquired by Christian Sanderson over a period of more than 75 years. The museum was founded in 1967, and is operated almost entirely by volunteers.


The Sanderson Museum interprets our Nation’s history through one man’s life and through his collection, by providing a captivating and personal museum experience in an historic 19th century home, for families, students, historians, and educators.


The Sanderson Museum will be a unique small museum experience in the Brandywine Valley, by providing a personal and interactive trip through our Nation’s history, bringing ever-increasing visitation and public support.

“He has given his life to things that mean most – in understanding American history, and understanding the American purpose.”





Andrew Wyeth, President
Arthur J. Beard
Dr. Frank V. Rich
William A. Hoffman
Thomas R. Thompson, Curator



President (vacant)

Sanderson_Board_Gorman_xDSC1070*Hollie Gorman, Treasurer
Hollie earned her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Florida. A Certified Insurance Counselor, she is Executive Vice President of the Brown & Brown Private Client Group of Delaware, which develops customized insurance solutions for clients. Hollie has assisted other museums in determing how to apply insurance and risk management to preserving and protecting their assets. She is also an active Board member with Junior Achievement of Delaware. Hollie joined the Sanderson Museum in 2012, becoming a member of the Board of Directors.



Sanderson_Board_Camp_xDSC0523Dean Camp
Dean is a Financial Advisor and Managing Director – Investments for Camp Wilcox Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. Dean joined the Sanderson Museum in May of 2005 and was elected to the Board in September of 2005. In addition to serving on several nonprofit boards, he has also served as the treasurer and president of two separate condominium boards. He has a B.S. in Business with a concentration in business management.

Diane Camp
Diane began her career as a legal secretary for a law firm in Wilmington, Delaware.  After three years, she joined the Legal Department of the Du Pont Company, where  she worked for 20 years before retiring to raise two sons. Since 2011, Diane has been a volunteer at the Museum, where she has been especially effective in working with student interns. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017.

*Jim Christ
Jim is the President of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund, Vice President of both the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia, and the Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table.  He is also the Treasurer Historical Military Impressions a reenactment group the preforms in several states.  Jim graduated with an Associates Degree in Business Management from the Harrisburg Area Community College.  Jim is currently Director of Client Services at Integrated Software Solutions and has been with the company since 1993.  Jim was elected to the board of directors in 2018.

*Donel Manke
Donel has been a volunteer at the Sanderson Museum since 2014, serving first as a docent and later as a member of both the Steering Committee and the Board of Directors.  She earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Allegheny College and an M.S. in Mathematics from IUP (Indiana University of PA).  She spent most of her working career as an IT analyst/programmer for Cigna Corporation and The Vanguard Group.  She is now thoroughly enjoying retirement.  In addition to the Sanderson Museum, her activities include volunteering at Chester County Hospital, serving Westtown Township on the Parks & Rec and Historical Commissions, and gardening, sewing, and crafting at home.

Sanderson_Board_Moore_xDSC0515Barbara Moore
Since 1976, Barbara has been the Director of the Chadds Ford Gallery, which has proudly exhibited the work of many regional, national and international artists. The gallery specializes in Wyeth art and appraisals. Barbara has been a Sanderson Board member since 1999.


Sanderson_Board_Ulmann_xDSC0534*Charles E. Ulmann (Curator)
Chuck graduated from Hobart College with a B.A. in Mathematics. He worked in various Information Services areas at Wyeth Labs. In addition to his love of local history, Chuck serves as a tour leader for various West Chester, Pennsylvania local history walks. Chuck became a Sanderson Museum volunteer in 2004 and succeeded Tom Thompson as Curator in 2006. He joined the Board of Directors in 2017.


Sanderson_Board_Hewes_xDSC1064*Mary Hewes
Mary graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Business Administration. She worked at MBNA for many years, most recently as First Vice President of Executive Compensation. Mary left the corporate world to spend time with her family. She joined the Sanderson Museum as Executive Director in 2010.


*Member, Steering Committee. The Steering Committee manages the day-to-day affairs of the Sanderson Museum.

“It has always been my conviction that the good Lord put Christian Sanderson on this earth just to make us forget all the mean and evil people we meet during one lifetime.”


  • Lorraine Andersen
  • Linda Banks
  • Missie Bauman
  • Dean Camp
  • Diane Camp
  • Jim Christ
  • Louise D’Agostino
  • Pat Frick
  • Chloe Gorman
  • Hollie Gorman
  • Sally Denk Hoey
  • Tom Hoey
  • Joanne Kinsey
  • Walt Kinsey
  • Elise Pierce
  • Donel Manke
  • Barbara Moore
  • Andy Moynihan
  • Karen Moynihan
  • Barbara Pratt
  • Tina Shaplin
  • Charles Ulmann
  • Mary Ann Ulmann
  • Tom Walsh