Georgetown Historical Society

Marvel Museum

The land and buildings at 510 South Bedford Street were gifted to the Georgetown Historical Society by the Estate of Nutter D. Marvel Sr on December 19, 1996. At that time, there were several historic buildings that had been moved and restored by Mr. Marvel with the help of the Historical Society on the museum grounds.

The Ellis School, a one-room school house, was built in 1833 and brought to the property as was the Epworth M. E. Church that was built in Laurel in 1890 and moved in 1983. The Lynch Building, often rented for meetings and dinners, consists of two Pennsylvania Railroad Stations from Selbysville and Frankford. Our Blacksmith Shop hailed from Harbeson. The Service Station complete with Gas Pump was restored in 2001.

The large Barrel Barn, a favorite for weddings and parties, was brought from the Henry Kostner Farm near Laurel. There are many other buildings to investigate here at The Museum each with their own story.

While we have many wonderful carriages of all shapes and sizes, The Museum houses telephones, Victrolas, musical instruments, trains, riding paraphernalia, and a myriad of pictures and antiques.

Our group of volunteer docents will be pleased to show you around! The tours are free. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Our thanks to Delaware Archiving for providing photos throughout the site.

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