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

March 17, 2017

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

January 7, 2016

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

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

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