• Totebag is made from recycled material and features the print "Change, Change, Change" by Wharton Esherick from the book Rhymes of Early Jungle Folk.
  • Struck from W.E.’s original woodblock; printed on Torinoko paper; comes unmatted & unframed.
  • Struck from Wharton Esherick's original woodblock; printed on Torinoko paper; comes unmatted & unframed.
  • open book showing spread of exhibition book cover with detail of becky suss painting
  • The Wharton Esherick Museum is a beacon for the creative spirit and by being a member it is yours to experience again and again, as all membership levels include free admission benefits. Members also represent our most engaged audience. As a member, you provide critical support to preserve and promote Wharton’s extraordinary home and collection, ensuring our doors stay open for generations to come.

    Artist / Student (With ID) Member – $30

    Individual Member – $50

    Dual Member – $85

    Family / Household Membership – $125

    Supporting Member – $250 – $499

    Sustaining Member – $500 – $999

  • You know the Carnegie Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but have you ever visited the Toy Robot Museum in Adamstown or Bill's Old Bike Barn in Bloomsburg? The Tom Mix Museum in Mix Run? The Houdini Museum in Scranton? Pennsylvania's many small museums are easy to miss in an age of instant information and superhighways. After reading Therese Boyd's guide, however, you'll rush to get off the beaten track to find them. Pennsylvania's little wonders are as entertaining as they are educational. Unlike large museums, which display masterpieces of art and other "important" items, small museums feature objects that would otherwise be thrown away and forgotten—everything from spittoons to high button shoes and trolley cars. Some small museums, such as the Richard Allen Museum, serve a serious purpose; others are playful, even eccentric. All offer a fresh perspective on how people have lived and worked. Boyd, who has visited small museums throughout Pennsylvania, concentrates on the forty-two museums she considers most worth a detour. These range from Kready's Museum, where visitors can savor the simple pleasures of a country store, to the Vocal Groups Hall of Fame and Museum, where music fans can listen to "golden oldies" and pore over memorabilia (including sequined dresses once worn by the Supremes). Boyd's personal favorite is the museum in the home of Christian Sanderson, a man who collected literally hundreds of historical relics, not the least of which is the purse found in the apron pocket of Jennie Wade, the only civilian killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. Boyd's book is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the best small museums in Pennsylvania. It weaves amusing anecdotes about Boyd's own visits to the museums along with descriptions of their histories and collections. Her guide provides travel directions as well as complete information about each museum's visiting hours, website, and contact information.
  • Black print on ash grey shirt. The print is "The Hammersmen" from Wharton's illustrated and illuminated "Song of the Broad-Axe" by Walt Whitman.
  • An intimate and revealing collection of photographs of astonishingly beautiful, iconic, and undiscovered mid-century interiors. Among significant mid-century interiors, none are more celebrated yet underpublished as the homes created by architects and interior designers for themselves. This collection of newly commissioned photographs presents the most compelling homes by influential mid-century designers, such as Russel Wright, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eva Zeisel, among others. Intimate as well as revelatory, Williamson’s photographs show these creative homes as they were lived in by their designers: Walter Gropius’s historic Bauhaus home in Massachusetts; Albert Frey’s floating modernist aerie on a Palm Springs rock outcropping; Wharton Esherick’s completely handmade Pennsylvania house, from the organic handcarved staircase to the iconic furniture. Personal and breathtaking by turn—these homes are exemplary studies of domestic modernism at its warmest and most creative.
  • 2018 edition of the Horse-Shoe Trail Guidebook with 10 full-color topographical maps. The Horse-Shoe Trail is a public trail for hiking and horseback riding. It begins in Valley Forge and continues westward for over 140 miles to its junction with the Appalachian Trail on the crest of Stony Mountain north of Hershey. This trail guide, along with a complete set of maps, is a valuable resource for planning your hike on this historic trail. The guide is 73 pages long and contains 10 fold out topographical maps showing the route of the trail.
  • The Wharton Esherick Museum is a beacon for the creative spirit and by being a member it is yours to experience again and again, as all membership levels include free admission benefits. Members also represent our most engaged audience. As a member, you provide critical support to preserve and promote Wharton’s extraordinary home and collection, ensuring our doors stay open for generations to come.

    By joining the Esherick Society with a gift of $1,000 or more, you become a member of a very special group of Museum enthusiasts who, through their generosity, invest in the Museum’s sustainability and future.


    Oak Circle – $1,000 – $2,499

    Walnut Circle – $2,500 – $4,999

    Cherry Circle – $5,000 +

  • Your generous donation provides the financial support we need as a donor-dependent organization. Your gift gives us the critical, unrestricted support to preserve and share Wharton’s legacy for generations to come. Thank you!

    The Wharton Esherick Museum is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
  • black and white woodcut image of deer in foreground looking out over farmland.
    From W.E. Woodblock Prints:  5 Blank inside cards ( sizes range from 4 7/8" x 6 1/4" to 5" x 7"). Choose an assorted set or 5 of the same image. *Comes with specially sized envelopes*