The Chester County Historical Society welcomes you to our 2013 Autumn Benefit on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 6:30pm. This year’s event features the premiere of CCHS’s new exhibition, Profiles: Chester County Clothing of the 1800s.
The evening’s theme will incorporate clothing items from the exhibition—the first of its kind in Chester County—along with collaborative pieces with modern flare from fashion consultants of today.
We hope you will become a supporter while being provided non-exclusive premium benefits. Please contact David Reinfeld at 610-692-4800 x 267 or via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about individual and corporate sponsor levels or to purchase tickets.
The night will also feature a variety of unique auction items with a festive atmosphere full of great food, drinks and music. And there will also be a few unexpected surprises along the way, making it a night you are sure not to forget! All of the evening’s proceeds will benefit CCHS’s tireless work to preserve and share the remarkable story of Chester County and its people. The opening night will host an early admission cocktail hour for a higher ticket price with a special behind the scenes tour at 5:30pm then will be open to the public at 6:30pm.
Early entry cocktail hour with guided tour of exhibit at 5:30pm ($200 per person)
Member (s) regular admission at 6:30pm ($100 per person)
Non-member (s) regular admission at 6:30pm ($150 per person)
Profiles: Chester County Clothing of the 1800s,generously supported by the Coby Foundation, Ltd.,is the first full exhibition of nineteenth century Chester County clothing. Stories of the clothes and the people who wore them will be told through over 30 mannequins and 12 customized clothing forms, along with rare items and archives. This exhibition, located in our largest gallery space, will include one-of-a-kind examples of CCHS's nationally recognized clothing collection, featuring outerwear worn by women, men and children that will show the evolution of clothing in the nineteenth century. It includes Empire style gowns, children’s Turkey red print dresses, elaborate men’s vests, highly detailed fashionable dresses of the Victorian era, and much more. Photo credit Laszlo Bodo.
Mannequins generously provided by the Fashion Museum and Archives of Shippensburg University.
Many thanks to our 2013 Individual and Corporate Sponsors
As of November 18, 2013
Sandra Baldino and Grete Greenacre
Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran
Mrs. Judith M. Rosato and Dr. Donald J. Rosato
Brandywine Valley Heating and Air Conditioning
Franny and Franny Abbott
William B. Parker
A. Roy Smith
Mr. and Mrs. George Werner
Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc.
Frens and Frens LLC
Gawthrop Greenwood, PC
Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Jacobs II
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Nesbitt III
June and Chuck Piola
Barbara and John Spellman
Craig Lincoln Tucker
Alyssa and Charles White
Dr. Florence K. Williams
Arthur Hall Insurance
Public Financial Management, Inc.
The Haverford Trust Company
West Chester Gastrointestinal Group
Mary and Stuart Brooks
Kiki and Patrick Comerford
Bob Edmiston, Hirtle Callaghan & Co.
Esther and Paul Gansky
Leonard A. King
Rebecca and Rob Lukens
Ida and Tom McIntyre
Beth Trapani and Jim Scanlon
Alicia and L. Gordon Walker
Bliss & Company
Daily Local News
Goldberg, Meanix, McCallin & Muth
National Penn Bank
Schaffer Sound DJ's | Lighting | Audio & Visual
The RC Taylor Group
The Roskamp Institute, real science and research into diseases of the mind
Auction In-Kind Sponsors
Marcy and Robert Fenza
Kim Z. Franklin
Grete and Martyn Greenacre
Janet Sidewater, Feather In Your Cap
Jane Chalfant and Kiki Boutique
Jimmy Duffy's Catering
Mid-Atlantic Transportation Services, Inc
Penns Woods Winery
Sunset Hill Jewelers
The Willowdale Steeplechase
Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn
Please click on the following links below to view the photographs from the evening.