Barnard Station - Home of Eusebious and Sarah Barnard
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Barnard Station - Home of Eusebius and Sarah Barnard

This historic farm in rural Chester County, Pennsylvania was once the home of Eusebius and Sarah Barnard in the 1800s. As Quakers they upheld the ideals of simplicity, truth, equality, and community. As abolitionists, the Barnard family opened their home to freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad. Eusebius Barnard, a progressive community leader, was involved in the founding of Longwood Progressive Meeting as well as a signer of the petition for the formation of Pocopson Township.

Friends of Barnard Station is excited to begin the journey of creating a new Heritage Center at the Barnard House. This Heritage Center will focus on the abolitionist movement and local area history preserving the integrity of the house and fostering greater appreciation of the role Pocopson Township played in American History. It is a story of heroism in a time of national strife.

UPDATE - August 8, 2022
Friends of Barnard Station will be having Open Houses on Sunday 8/14, 8/21, and 8/28 from 11 am until 1 pm each day. Learn more about Harriet Shepherd’s escape from bondage with the help of Thomas Garrett and the Barnard family of Pocopson Township at the new Welcome Center at Barnard Station.

UPDATE - June 16, 2022
We were recently approved for a matching grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) to complete a Preservation Plan so that we have an accurate foundation to finalize our plans for the restoration of the first floor of the house, where the new Heritage Center will be located. This official report, by a recognized historical preservation architect, will help with future grants that we pursue.

Since this is a matching grant, we need financial help from the community to meet our portion. Each dollar you donate will be matched by PHMC. An outside Foundation has now offered to match all donations made in support of the Barnard Station Heritage Center between June 15, 2022 - September 1, 2022, up to a maximum of $8,000. So, during that time period, every dollar you donate will be matched with two dollars, one from the Foundation and one from PHMC. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Heritage Center and our community! Please consider donating now!