Ways To Donate


There are several ways you can support the efforts of the New Philadelphia Association. Funds received from memberships on any level go toward buying the property where the town site was located.

Dues for a regular membership are $50.00 per year and are DUE JANUARY 1. Be a supporter. Send your email address for information on a regular basis.


Friend of Frank in honor of Frank McWorter, founder of New Philadelphia.


Friend of Lucy, Frank’s wife and his first purchase in his family freedom mission.

1836 CLUB


Sponsorship of one lot in the town of New Philadelphia.


1836 Club is named for the founding year of New Philadelphia. This amount gives sponsorship of two lots.


Lot sponsors receive packet that includes welcome letter, map indicating location of sponsored lot, brief history of the lot, a copy of Dr. Paul Shackel’s book, New Philadelphia: An Archaeology of Race in the Heartland and a copy of Dr. Juliet E. K. Walker’s book, “Free Frank: A Black Pioneer on the Illinois Frontier.Please make checks payable to: 

New Philadelphia Association
c/o Jerry Corton, Treasurer
P.O. Box 54
Barry, Illinois 62312