Historic Waynesborough

Creating history, not just preserving it.

Anthony Wayne Account Book

An exciting acquisition at the Chester County Historical Society is an Anthony Wayne account book for the Waynesborough tannery. It lists Samuel VanLeer (Wayne family), a Jonathan Penrose (Anthony’s wife’s … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

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