Autumn Benefit, an Evening of Elegance and Fashion

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 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

 Invitation Sponsors

Sandra Baldino and Grete Greenacre

 Victorian Sponsors

Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran

Mrs. Judith M. Rosato and Dr. Donald J. Rosato

Bentley Systems

Brandywine Valley Heating and Air Conditioning

 Corset Sponsors

Franny and Franny Abbott

William B. Parker

A. Roy Smith

Mr. and Mrs. George Werner

Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc.

DNB First

Frens and Frens LLC

Gawthrop Greenwood, PC



 Ruche Sponsors


Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Jacobs II

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Nesbitt III  

June and Chuck Piola

Barbara and John Spellman

Glenn Stroud

Craig Lincoln Tucker

Alyssa and Charles White

Dr. Florence K. Williams

Arthur Hall Insurance

Public Financial Management, Inc.

Shumaker PDT

The Haverford Trust Company

West Chester Gastrointestinal Group

 Embroidered Sponsors

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

Nancy Thompson

Beth Trapani and Jim Scanlon

Alicia and L. Gordon Walker

Applied Bank

Bliss & Company

Daily Local News

Goldberg, Meanix, McCallin & Muth

Meridian Bank

National Penn Bank

Pennsylvania Trust

PomPom Print

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

Dave Magrogan

Adrian Martinez

Iron Hill

Janet Sidewater, Feather In Your Cap

Jane Chalfant and Kiki Boutique

Jimmy Duffy's Catering

Marshalton Inn

Mid-Atlantic Transportation Services, Inc

Paradocx Vineyard

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. 

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