On The Edge of Battle: Chester County and The Civil War

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Event Date: 
October 18, 2011 - 9:30am to September 28, 2013 - 4:30pm
Closes / Opens Month: 
Closes September 2013

150 years ago our country was engulfed in turmoil. Battles for hearts and minds raged over union and secession, freedom and slavery. Chester County was not united in support for the Union or President Lincoln, and public meetings and rival newspapers fanned the flames of conflict. Experience the hopes, struggles, victories and losses of local men and women who lived during our nation's bloodiest war and see how their words and actions echo in our lives today.

Our deepest gratitude to the DNB First, Pennsylvania Humanities Council, The Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, The Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation, The Haverford Trust Company, The Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau Foundation, Jimmy Duffy Catering, Dr. Florence K. Williams, Fig® West Chester, and The Quaker City Foundation for their support of our exhibit. 

The Chester County Historical Society needs to raise the funds to develop and implement this exhibit. Will you help us tell these stories? Sponsorship benefits are available depending on dollar level View PDF. Sponsorship can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the donor. For more information about exhibition sponsorship, contact David Reinfeld in the Development department at 610.692.4800 x 267 or dreinfeld@chestercohistorical.org.

Thursday, October 18 – Exhibit Opening Reception
Friday, October 19 – open for public enjoyment