Barnard House Steering Committee

This Committee was disbanded in December, 2015.

Read the Report on the initiative to convert the historic property to a Township campus.

Georgia Brutscher, Chair
Jean Conary
Steve Conary
Marlene Drewes, KURC
Carol Haaf
Alta Hoffman
Richard Jensen
Rusty Jones, KURC
Karen Marshall, Chester County
Lauressa McNemar
Dennis Melton
John O’Neal, KURC
Susan Simone

Barnard House: Renovate and Repurpose

In October 2008, the Township took possession of 68 acres at the northwest corner of the intersection of Lenape-Unionville and S. Wawaset Roads. This land was transferred from Chester County to Pocopson at no cost to the Township. The transaction included the Eusebius Barnard House, an early 1800s stone house and a stop on the Underground Railroad which is located opposite the Pocopson Home. This historic stone house will eventually be renovated and repurposed to house the Township’s administrative offices and public meeting space and as a home for the Kennett Underground Railroad Museum. Barnard House Pocopson Township has received a $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for external site improvements to create Wawaset Road Park on the land surrounding the Barnard House. This facility will include walking trails, a recycling center, and expanded parking for passive recreational activities.