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.

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  • March 27, 2017

    Friends,

    The luscious botanical theme of the rapidly approaching Chester County Antiques Show makes me long to look at beautiful things! 

    Come to the Phelps School in Malvern, PA on April 8 or 9 and join us for our eagerly anticipated annual showcase of fine and decorative art and antiques.

  • March 27, 2017

    Chester County Historical Society to Host

    Genealogy Workshop

    Saturday, May 6, 2017