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Appointed by the Board of Supervisors as advisers for a three year term. Records the Township's history and its significant architectural, historic, and natural sites. Maintains an inventory. Assists in subdivision design where historic assets may be involved or disturbed.

The Historic Commission meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Township Building.

Currently there are 3 vacancies
2023

Historical Commission Members

Chair

Robert L. Weinrich, Jr.

Vice Chair

Doug Garrick

Member

Hugh J. Redditt, Jr.

Member

John F. Vilcheck, Jr.

Historic Atlas Binder Takes a little time to download

Historic Resources Map

No Rhyme or Reason Farm Restoration Restoration of Farm House in West Brandywine Township

A Colonial Tavern in West Brandywine A Colonial Tavern in West Brandywine in the 1700's

Ordinance 95-05 Establish Historical Commission

Preserving Our Places January 2019

Executive Summary January 2019

2016 National Register Posted February 2019

The Historical Commission would like to hear from you...

The Historic Commission of West Brandywine is requesting assistance of long time Township residents in our effort to record and preserve for posterity any and all verbal Township history, lore or simply family memories of a bygone era. Perhaps the recollection of how your aunts and uncles came out to the country (West Brandywine) to vacation at our many farms. What about the train rides/stops at our various stations? These memories are important and should be shared. This is a vitally important undertaking for future generations to gain a glimpse into our rich heritage and to insure that this information not be lost. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Please call the Township office, leave your name and phone number and one of our members will contact you regarding an appointment to collect your stories.

PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL AND MUSEUM COMMISSION

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WEST BRANDYWINE TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL COMMISSION

Commemorating Aviation Pioneer George Alexander Spratt,

Whose aeronautical work was instrumental in aiding Wilbur and Orville Wright succeed in the invention of the airplane.

Dedication Ceremony was held on Saturday, October 16, 2021

Pictured on Spratt’s farm, 1908 glider of his own design.  (From left to right) 4yr old son George G. Spratt, George A Spratt, Rupert Bonsall (owner of the first horseless carriage in Coatesville), and Mrs. Spratt, Mamie, Mary E. Gorham Spratt.

*Photo above courtesy of Spratt’s granddaughter