Silent Heroes: John Connors
There were a variety of influential individuals in my life which led me to create the idea of the Trail of Hope. On March 23rd, 2011, the first day of my journey, a small gathering took place in a very special location known as Penn Treaty Park. My interest in Penn’s Treaty, Penn Treaty Park, and even the plight of the Lenni Lenape Indians is partially credited to my good friend, John Connors.
Decades ago, John started collecting different types of memorabilia related to William Penn’s Treaty of Amity and Friendship. As his collection grew, so did a purpose within John’s heart. He decided that he wanted to share his unique and rich treasures with others. So a few years ago he founded the Penn Treaty Museum, located across from Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown.
John’s commitment to preserving the memory of Penn’s Treaty is inspiring. He can awaken an excitement within you just by expressing his personal interest and passion of Penn’s famous treaty. He strives to keep the message of Love, Peace, and Amity alive not only by running Penn Treaty Museum but also by maintaining Penn Treaty Park.
John is a man full of perseverance and humility. When it comes to promoting a personal situation, John prefers to work behind the scenes. However, when it comes to promoting anything related to Penn’s Treaty or Penn Treaty Park, John takes the front line with determination and optimism.
John’s character inspires people to become more humble in their own lives. His presence encourages individuals to seek out the good in all things. His commitment to Penn’s Treaty and the Spirit of love, peace, and amity serves as a driving force for the creation and implementation of the Trail of Hope. John Connors is a remarkable silent hero.
If you would like learn more about Penn’s Treaty and Penn Treaty Park please visit www.penntreatymuseum.org.