Creating history, not just preserving it.
In 1965 the last direct descendant of the Wayne family sold the estate to a collateral Wayne descendant. In 1980, after the last owners did extensive restoration, they sought a buyer for the property to ensure its preservation and its important place in history. A group of interested local residents and businesses, along with Easttown Township, raised funds to purchase Waynesborough, not only to save it, but to provide lasting enjoyment and education for generations of visitors. The house then opened to the public as an historic house museum. It is now a registered National Historic Landmark.