In 1950, Don Stephens said about Ardencroft:
“You are welcome hither, for here in Ardencroft we do not ask about a man’s religion nor his beliefs nor do we hold to any theory of racial superiority.”
This philosophy was a continuation of the spirt of Arden and Ardentown, epitomized in the words of the stile:
"You are welcome hither"
The Arden Craft Shop Museum has in it's archive a newspaper article from 1986, when then Senator Joe Biden, gave greetings to Charles Pettit on the occasion of his 100th birthday at the Candlelight Dinner Theatre.