Our Museum

The Virginia Merion DeNenno History & Educational Center

659 Smithbridge Road, Concord, PA 19331

Part of our 84 milk bottle collection
Our youngest Docent, Zach
Peonies were grown as a crop on the Willits farm, lovingly cared for by Bill Willits, son of Frank who purchased the farm in 1885

The West Room

In 1995, the Township Supervisors invited the Society’s collection to be housed in the historic Pierce-Willits house at 659  Smithbridge Road, which is where the Society’s headquarters and the Virginia Merion DeNenno History & Educational Center are located.  Over the years, a small museum was developed and is the legacy of Ginny DeNenno, for whom our new museum is named.  The museum was repainted, reorganized, and reopened with a new look in June 2013, and features exhibits on early maps and deeds, early schools, when the trains came to Concord, and Home and Farm Life in the 1800’s.

We look forward to seeing you at our Museum this year ~

  

 Museum Open the following 4th Sundays in 2018:

June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28
1-4 pm

A donation of $5/adult is requested

Museum is also open on September 8, Concord Township Community Day, 4-7 pm

We are also Open by Appointment
$5 donation per person, minimum $50

Contact us for more information.

Did You Know?

Paper for the first U.S. Currency was produced by the Wilcox’s Ivy Mills

Ivy Mills Property

Upcoming Events

Jul
22
Sun
1:00 pm Museum Opening @ Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center at the Pierce-Willts House
Museum Opening @ Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center at the Pierce-Willts House
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Aug
26
Sun
1:00 pm Museum Opening @ Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center at the Pierce-Willts House
Museum Opening @ Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center at the Pierce-Willts House
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Sep
8
Sat
4:00 pm Museum Open and AME Church Dedic... @ Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center
Museum Open and AME Church Dedic... @ Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join us on Concord Township Community Day to see the African Methodist Episcopal Church after its move to our site sometime later this year.  Our Museum will be open too.  Check back to see[...]