Historic Waynesborough

Creating history, not just preserving it.

Historic Waynesborough: The House

Historic Waynesborough.  This magnificent Georgian-style country manor house is just five miles from Valley Forge in historic  Chester County. The most famous resident was Revolutionary War hero, Major General Anthony … Continue reading

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Anthony Wayne, Historic Waynesborough’s Most Famous Resident

Anthony Wayne began his military career as the colonel of the Fourth Battalion of the Continental Army in 1776. The following year he was promoted to Brigadier General and saw … Continue reading

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“Mad”Anthony Wayne, Military Hero

Anthony Wayne served with George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, led the Pennsylvania Line in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, weathered the Valley Forge encampment and fought at … Continue reading

June 10, 2013

Leather Firebuckets Filled with Sand or Water

Leather firebuckets, so necessary in 17th and 18th-century America, would be filled with water or sand to quickly douse house fires. These authentic reproductions marked with Anthony Wayne and I. … Continue reading

May 7, 2013

Re-enactors Make a Scene 250 Years Later

Re-enactors celebrated the observance of the 250th anniversary of the start of the French and Indian War at Historic Waynesborough and at St. David’s Churchyard in 2005.

May 7, 2013

“The Homecoming” Marks 200th Anniversary

In October 2009, the 200th Anniversary of the “Homecoming,” the return of Anthony Wayne’s bones to Waynesborough and re-burial in Old St. David’s churchyard, a 3-day event acknowledging that event … Continue reading

May 7, 2013

Waynesborough – a True Thoroughbred

Meet “Waynesborough,” a 3-year-old colt owned by Brushwood Stable and trained by Christophe Clement. His pedigree: His sire (dad) is Curlin and his dam (mom) is Bloomy. (Bloomy is a … Continue reading

May 7, 2013

A Meet of the Hounds

Edward Penfield (1866-1925) Edward Penfield began his training at the Art Students League from 1889-1895, studying with the influential American artist George deForest Brush. Penfield quickly found his own direction, … Continue reading

May 1, 2013

Paoli Battlefield Marker Tells the Story

The Paoli Massacre. a sneak nighttime bayonet attack of immense cruelty, took place just a few miles from Anthony Wayne’s home on the night of September 20, 1777. “I with … Continue reading

April 30, 2013

About this Anthony Wayne Portrait

Anthony Wayne by James Sharples, Sr. (1751-1811), British pastelist. This pastel on paper drawn from life, c. 1795 or 1796, probably before Wayne left for his post in Detroit, not … Continue reading

February 26, 2013

1870 Engraving

Copy of circa 1870 engraving from Futhey and Cope’s History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1881, facing page 17 GENERAL VIEW SHOWING HOUSE WITH OUTBUILDINGS – Waynesborough, 2049 Waynesborough Road (Easttown … Continue reading

February 24, 2013

Valley Forge Salutes Anthony Wayne

Anthony Wayne Monument at Valley Forge National Historic Park. The Anthony Wayne Monument at Valley Forge faces Wayne’s home in Chester County.  In addition to his military career,  the pedestal lists … Continue reading

February 24, 2013

Anthony Wayne by Charles Willson Peale

General Anthony Wayne, after  portrait by Charles Willson Peale. The General’s portrait was painted c. 1783 with him in full Revolutionary War uniform, rank of brevet Major General. Artist Charles … Continue reading

February 24, 2013

The House in 1900

Four succeeding generations of Waynes owned Waynesborough. Anthony’s son, Isaac (1772-1852), and his wife, Elizabeth Smith, survived all of their five children. Waynesborough then passed to the grandson of Isaac’s … Continue reading

February 24, 2013

Kids Enjoying the Day

These children are on the fence about what to get into next. That’s what you do when enjoying a summer day in front of Waynesborough, circa 1910. Wayne children and … Continue reading

February 20, 2013

The Wayne Parlour

This is the parlour in the 1765 section of Waynesborough as it appeared in a copy of Frank Leslie’s Boy’s & Girl’s Weekly, ca. 1880. Today many of the furnishings … Continue reading

March 26, 2012

General Wayne Marker Minutes Away

This historic marker is on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) near Rt. 252 (Leopard Road) in Paoli, PA. The historical marker is a registered trademark of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum … Continue reading

March 26, 2012
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