An Evening of Artistic Exploration ~ Presented by Adrian Martinez and the Chester County Historical Society

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Event Date: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Join the Chester County Historical Society for an Evening of Artistic Exploration As Adrian Martinez Presents The Visionary World of Humphry Marshall 1750-1800

General Admission ~ 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Non-CCHS Member Admission $75 per ticket 

CCHS Member Admission $50 per ticket 

Early Admission/Gallery Tour with the Artist ~ 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Non-CCHS Member Early Admission/Meet the Artist $90 per ticket 

CCHS Member Early Admission/Meet the Artist $65 per ticket 

To RSVP please call 610-692-4800 or email

Discover what happens when art and history collide at the Chester County Historical Society. The Visionary World of Humphry Marshall 1750-1800 will bring together nationally-known artist Adrian Martinez and local history in an exhibit telling the story of brilliant botanist Humphry Marshall and the dramatic events surrounding his life in eighteenth-century Chester County.

The opening night reception will feature a variety of food, beverages and entertainment. Enjoy food and full bar by Jimmy Duffy’s Catering, beer by Victory Brewing Company and music by students from the School of Music in West Chester University’s College of Arts and Humanities. Several re-enactors will also be in attendance. Find them in the audience or by their respective paintings! 

What happens when art and history collide?

Adrian Martinez has a unique background as a classical artist, exhibit designer and curator. All of his experience will come together in an exhibit at Chester County Historical Society that will feature a series of major new history paintings created by Martinez for this exhibition. Hard facts, historical artifacts and fine art will converge to create something special – a show that will bring life to Humphry Marshall, Moses Marshall, Hannah Freeman, and all the great and unexpected people who contributed to the stunning level of arts and sciences in Pennsylvania and early America.

The paintings will be enhanced by treasures from the CCHS collection and informative labels/graphics written and designed by Adrian Martinez, pulling everything together to create an unforgettable experience of art and history colliding. The historical foundation for this “collision” was researched by Adrian and Sebastian Martinez, who co-curated the exhibit.

The featured paintings, objects and manuscripts relate to themes of this seminal time period, including botany and agriculture, Native Americans, social and economic relations and the American Revolution.

CCHS thanks our Reception Sponsors to date:

Presenting Exhibit Sponsors

The Humphry Marshall Trust Fund

1675 Foundation


West Chester Downtown Foundation

Botanist Sponsors

David Culp and Michael Alderfer

Skip and Glenda Brion

Gawthrop Greenwood, PC

Muse Sponsors

Franny & Franny Abbott 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fenza

Martyn and Grete Greenacre

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Goldberg 

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Jester

Mr. A. Roy Smith

Mr. and Mrs. L. Gordon Walker 

Arthur Hall Insurance 

F.W. Houder, Inc. 

Friends of Martins Tavern

Marshallton Conservation Trust, Inc. 

Explorer Sponsors

Commissioner Michelle Kichline 

Elizabeth Laurent & Lawrence Dame

Mr. Mark Slouf

Bliss & Company, Ltd.

Gaadt Creative Group

Haverford Trust Company 

PFM Group

United Internal Arts of Chester County

Please contact Beth Lindsay at 610-692-4800 or to support The Visionary World of Humphry Marshall.