Bringing History Alive Every Day...
History is very much woven into the DNA of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. We’re privileged to tell the story of the Wyeth family as well as that of other great American artists. As an organization with a unique dual mission, we’re equally honored to help farmers shield agricultural land from development and to own a battlefield that played a significant part in the war for American independence.
More importantly, we’re proud of the part Brandywine plays in the personal history and memories of its members and friends through…
…Sensory Friendly Saturdays that provide a nurturing setting so that parents and children can enjoy our museum together;
…river clean ups that help parents introduce the importance of volunteerism and environmental stewardship to their children;
…exhibitions that contribute quality scholarship to the field of art history;
…efforts to protect local natural resources that provide scenic beauty and exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities;
…assistance to municipalities that helps them plan for growth while preserving what they love most about their communities;
…First Sundays that allow children and adults to visit our galleries and participate in our special programs regardless of their ability to pay;
…a horticultural program that inspires home gardeners to plant native species and has contributed to the beautification of roads and interstates;
…preserves that offer our members respite from the frenetic pace of everyday life and the chance to re-center themselves in nature.
But similar to Thomas Jefferson who liked “dreams of the future better than the history of the past,” we’re challenging ourselves to improve and enhance the Brandywine experience in the coming decades through an in-depth master planning process that’s examining every facet of who we are. We all know that change is the way nature, individuals and institutions evolve so they may further thrive and meet the opportunities of the future. As we embark on this path, we are conscious of our history and the special elements that make up the Brandywine’s DNA.
Thank you for supporting Brandywine’s mission so generously; I hope you’ll make a contribution to our Annual Fund this year. Together, we’re making history in small ways every day and in significant ways over time. It’s all very exciting.
Chairman, Board of Trustees