Wharton Esherick Museum

A National Historic Landmark for Architecture, Wharton Esherick’s hilltop studio/residence, is located just outside Valley Forge National Park.  With more than 200 of his works on exhibition, this educational treasure has been preserved much as it was when the artist lived and worked there. Esherick (1887-1970) was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, readily extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors and buildings, creating sculptural environments. His motto, “If it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth doing,” is evident in the joyful expression of his work, inviting the eye and the hand.

What We Do

Cook Wissahickon students at The Wharton Esherick Museum.

Cook Wissahickon students at The Wharton Esherick Museum.

For the past four years, Progressive Business Publications, through the Progressive Business Publications Charitable Trust and the Satell Family Foundation, sponsors the Grade 8 field trip for our adopted school to experience the museum’s wonders.  Students are universally captivated by their opportunity to actually touch great art, and by the intense creativity that surrounds them.

“This trip was informative and enjoyable to all that had the privilege of attending.  We really appreciate all the programs that you have funded over the years that have enhanced our educational and personal experiences.  Thank You!”

-Stephen Grosso & Michael Hennessey
Grade 8 Teachers
Cook Wissahickon Elementary School

Learn more by visiting Wharton Esherick Museum.