Sanderson to display Lincoln Assassination exhibit


The front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Courtesy the Sanderson Museum.

CHADDS FORD — Two years after the speech in Gettysburg that touched the nation, President Abraham Lincoln died at the hands of John Wilkes Booth.

This important statesman was assassinated in 1865, 150 years ago, while watching “Our American Cousins” with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC.  Chris Sanderson memorialized this famous man by collecting many very interesting and unusual artifacts which will be on display for this special exhibit. A Preview Event sponsored by Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery will be held on Thursday, April 16 from 5pm to 8pm and is open to the public. The exhibit will be on display until July 31.

The Sanderson Museum represents a man’s life and a nation’s history. It contains an eclectic array of art, military memorabilia, presidential artifacts, local history, and collectibles.  Open March through November, Thursday through Sunday, 12pm to 4pm or by appointment. Visit the museum at 1755 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, just north of Route 1. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults and free for members and children under 12. For more information, call the museum at 610-388-6545 or visit the website at

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