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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  • January 17, 2018

    Judge/Volunteer Registration is OPEN for the regional National History Day contest held at CCHS on Friday April 6 and Saturday April 7, 2018. This registration closes on Wednesday February 14, 2018. Please follow this link to learn more about National History Day and to sign up to judge/volunteer!

  • November 15, 2017

    Select Saturdays, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Chester County Historical Society

    Free admission for lecture attendees. Lectures are underwritten by generous donations from the philatelic community.