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The Pencader Heritage Museum
The PHAA MuseumOur new Pencader Heritage Museum is located at 2029 Sunset Lake Road, in the Cooch Dayett Mills Complex. ( Route 72,  just south of Old Baltimore Pike )
Handicapped Accessible
302-737-5859 ( Answering Machine )
Parking inside the fenced area. Google Map

The Pencader Heritage Museum is open to the public on the first and third Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Private Tours by appointment.

We are creating an educational environment for students, teachers and interested residents to learn about the history and culture of the Pencader Hundred. Our Cooch Room features pictures and memorabilia of the Cooch family, Revolutionary War items, military, household and farm tools. The Dayett Room holds permanent displays as well as rotating material: A display on the WASPS, the women’s flying corp in WW 2; early lighting; buttons and coins found by metal-detecting locally and elsewhere,etc. In the Pencader Room are displays of Native American artifacts, a myriad of old maps and documents, early Pencader census and tax records and histories of local families. Our "please touch" area includes parts from a M-48 tank built by the Chrysler Corporation right here in Newark. Museum Photos

Other exhibits include:

  • Photos detailing the construction of the Chrysler Motors/Tank Plant 1951-56 - donated by Daimler-Chrysler Archives
  • Famous Personalities Who served on Cooch's Bridge Battlefield - stories on Chief Justice John Marshall of Virginia and General William Maxwell of New Jersey
  • Pencader Defenders of Freedom - highlighting veterans of WW1/WW2 to the present conflicts
  • Early Families of Pencader

We would gratefully accept any donations of artifacts or photographs to be considered for display in the museum.

Come see what we have so far. Free Admission ! GPS: 39°38'23.25" N - 75°43'46.76" W