When Sellers Hall was threatened with demolition in 2007, a group of local citizens, historians, and family members organized Friends of Sellers Hall to save this unique part of Pennsylvania history.
The mission of FOSH is to restore Sellers Hall, while educating the community about the significant impact the Sellers Family had on the industrial revolution, their aid in governmental services, and contribution to the abolitionist movement. The Hall can also serve as a backdrop of the subsequent history of Upper Darby Township.
Before the public can be welcomed to Sellers Hall, costly and extensive restoration must be done. Friends of Seller’s Hall has been successful in raising some of the costs through members, donors, and public funds. John Milner, a historic architect has developed an extensive report on needed restoration with his University of Pennsylvania graduate students. So far the Friends have raised funds for a new roof and dormers and a part of the interior. Much more needs to be done to ready Sellers Hall to welcome our friends and neighbors.