Quirky Americana is the best way to describe the collection at the Christian C. Sanderson Museum, a smalll building near Hank's Diner on the Corner of Route 1 and Creek Rd (A.k.a. Route 100) http://www.sandersonmuseum.org/
The space is packed to the gills, everything from a barbershop sign mentioning the nearby Brandywine Battlefield to a book owned by Benjamin Franklin and a 1937 map by Andrew Wyeth.Theres an N.C. Wyeht painting of Confederate troops marching through a Virginina town.
Chris Sanderson was a school teacher who colelcted bits of American history, unexploded munnitions from the Civil War, a lock George Washington's ahair, cards signed by Orville Wright. He was passionated about local American history to say the least and some credit him with getting the Brandywine Battlefiled recongized as an historical site.
The Sanderson Museum represents a man's life and a nation's history. Open March through November, Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. Visit us at 1755 Creek Road (old Route 100), Chadds Ford, Pa. email@example.com