The 2015 Antiques Show was held April 24-26.
Chester County Historical Society Hours of Operation ~ Please visit us Tuesday - Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm.
Chester County Historical Society Library to Close for January 2016 - This January the Chester County Historical Society library will be closed to the public to allow staff to focus on several projects that will improve access to the collections. The library’s last day open to the public will be December 31, 2015. It will reopen on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Please visit www.chestercohistorical.org for updates. The CCHS museum will remain open during this time. The Chester County Archives will remain open as well. For information on the Archives collection, please visit www.chesco.org/archives.Many thanks to Ed Huberty for producing this video.
In the heart of historic West Chester, PA, the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) preserves and shares the remarkable story of the area's past. Explore over 300 years of history through rare documents, photographs, and newspapers in our research library, seven galleries filled with engaging exhibitions, and special school and public programs year round. From George Washington and the Battle of Brandywine to the Underground Railroad, Civil War, and Civil Rights, CCHS holds keys to the past for you to discover.
October 9, 2015
(West Chester, PA) The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is pleased to receive a technology pledge of $250,000 from Bentley Systems for the upcoming exhibition Chester County: A Place in History.
September 2, 2015
(West Chester, PA) The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is pleased to receive an implementation grant of $400,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the upcoming exhibition Chester County: A Place in History. The grant program is extremely competitive.
1816: The Year Without a Summer
True – the winter of 2013-2014 was absolutely miserable. But imagine if, here in the month of April, snows still fell and frosts persisted through the summer.
On Saturday, March 8, 2014, the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) hosted hundreds of students from Chester and Delaware Counties during its annual Regional National History Day (NHD) competition. Coincidentally, the event fell on International Women's Day and occurred in Women's History Month, spotlighting the dozens of students who presented projects on women's history topics.