Thank you for visiting our website. The Penn Treaty Museum celebrates a very special event in the history of our country. In 1682, the original stewards of the land and William Penn made a Treaty of Friendship under the branches of an elm tree at Shackamaxon. Representatives from two diverse cultures came together in peace and love. The story of this simple act of friendship has never been forgotten.
Our museum, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007, will take you back in time through art and artifacts. You will learn about the culture of the Lenape people. You will see how the Treaty Elm became a symbol of peace, love and social justice. The story has been preserved through art, music and writing that continues into the present.
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The Penn Treaty Board of Trustees:
Carlos Aponte, Benjamin J. Connors Esq., John J. Connors, Kathy Downey, Margaret Dwyer, Nancy Gibbs, Kenneth W. Milano, Douglas Mooney, Pastor John Norwood, Gail Sweet, Carol E. Smythe, Steven Tull.