Historical Commission

The story of New Garden Township began long ago when the land was home to the Lenni Lenape Indians. Located in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, New Garden was a land of deep woods, tumbling streams and Indian trails until the arrival of William Penn, Jr’s land agent in the early 1700’s....

Read “The Story of New Garden Township” by Dr. Peg Jones.  See also the: Township Tricentenial (1714-2014) celebration and much more by visiting the New Garden Historical Commission website.

Any historic artifacts pertaining to New Garden Township that you may want to donate to the Township please contact Ted Christie.

Stop by the Township Building to view the 2016 Showcase “Then & Now".

New Garden’s Board of Supervisors adopted the “Historic Preservation Ordinance”. The ordinance objectives are to:

  • Protect historic resources in New Garden Township.
  • Identify all buildings and structures which are important to the culture, history and tradition of the citizens of New Garden Township.
  • Confirm the establishment of an Historical Commission in and for New Garden Township.
  • Establish a process by which proposed changes or demolition affecting historic resources are reviewed by both the New Garden Township Historical Commission and the New Garden Township Board of Supervisors; and
  • Encourage the continued use and preservation of historic resources consistent with preserving the historic character of those resources and to facilitate their appropriate reuse.
  • Currently 107 houses are recorded as “historical resources”. Click here to view the Historic Resource Map.

(3 Year Terms)

    Commission Members

    Name Title
    Brian Roberts Chair (January 1, 2019)
    Ted Christie Vice-Chair (January 1, 2018)
    Elizabeth Horton Treasurer (January 1, 2017)
    Charles Horton Secretary (January 1, 2017)
    David Hawk Member (January 1, 2019)
    Michael Leja Member (January 1, 2017)
    Lynn Sinclair Member (January 1, 2019)
    Stuart Roberts Member (January 1, 2018)