Meet the Staff


Museum Director

Paul Kahan is delighted to serve as director of the William Brinton 1704 House museum. He earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Temple University. In his spare time he writes about the history of Pennsylvania. His books include "Eastern State Penitentiary: A History" and "Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln’s Scandalous Secretary of War." You can contact Paul via email at:

Volunteer Coordinator & Weekend Manager

Magdalena Stuehrmann is excited to be working at the Brinton 1704 House as the Volunteer Coordinator and Weekend Site Manager. Her background is in archaeology, and she has worked in the field on sites ranging from the 19th century Shuter's Hill plantation, to Tel Megiddo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Israel. Her interest is in community-oriented public history and archaeology. Magdalena is looking forward to engaging members of the local community with the history of the Brinton site in new ways, and helping connect people to the stories and history that shape their lives and families today.