Things We Like
Christian C. Sanderson Museum
History hounds and other curiosity seekers rejoice: The Sanderson Museum opens for its 40th season on March 3. Who’s Christian Sanderson, you ask? Find out for yourself. This place houses one of America’s most unique collections of local and national artifacts from the Wyeth family, the Revolutionary and Civil wars, and more. This year, the museum honors its founding members, including Andrew Wyeth and Chris Sanderson’s biographer, Thomas R. Thompson. 1-4:30 p.m. weekends, March-November; 1755 Creek Road; (610) 388-6545 or sandersonmuseum.org.
The Supremes’ Greatest Hits: The 34 Supreme Court Cases That Most Directly Affect Your Life
By Michael G. Trachtman (Sterling Publishing, 176 pages)
Here’s your chance to impress the boss with your insights on the right to privacy, free speech and more. A founding partner of Powell, Trachtman, Logan, Carrle & Lombardo in King of Prussia, Trachtman provides accurate, concise information in this noble effort to help people understand one of the most powerful branches of government. If the catchy title and thoughtful quotes don’t grab you, surely your desire to be the smartest guy/girl at the watercooler will.
West Chester: Six Walking Tours
By Bruce E. Mowday (Schiffer Publishing, 128 pages)
Mowday couldn’t make it any easier for weekend strollers looking for a history fix. Established as the Chester County seat in 1788, West Chester has an impressive 4,200 structures and sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places. These easy walks offer a rich mix of noteworthy stops, including the site of the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1852 and the childhood home of influential American composer Samuel Barber.