Around 100 people recently gathered to mark the grand opening of the new Marshallton Village Heritage Center, writes Fran Maye for the Daily Local News.
The building in historic Marshallton will provide visitors with an interpretive experience of the history of West Bradford, one of the first three counties established by William Penn. The display includes interactive displays, changing exhibits, and news on upcoming events in the area.
“This project shows what can be done when we all work together and collaborate on a common goal,” said Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline. “This project is an example of successfully incorporating the past into the present.”
Kichline presented the Friends of Martin’s Tavern with a citation, as the nonprofit was instrumental in turning the project into a success. The building was made using volunteer labor, combined with in-kind work from local contractors.
The grand opening comes after four years of planning, coordination, meetings, and fundraising by a number of local organizations. Also, the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau, the Chester County Planning Commission, and the West Bradford Township Supervisors and Historical Commission provided assistance with the project.
Read more about the new Marshallton Village Heritage Center in the Daily Local News here.