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Elizabeth Laurent

Elizabeth Laurent was appointed the Society’s President in July 2016. From 2008 until joining CCHS, she was the Director of Historic Resources at Girard College in Philadelphia. She also served as Associate Director and as a consulting curator at Girard. During her Girard tenure, she reinterpreted and updated the school's museum, making it relevant to new generations of students, as well as to visiting scholars and tourists.

Greystone and CCHS Talks Lecture Series Part Three

Tickets are priced at $30 each per night, or $75 for all three nights.

RSVP to rsvp@chestercohistorical.org or call 610-692-4800 

Location: 

Greystone Hall 

1034 Phoenixville Pike 

West Chester, PA 19380  

First Talk 

The Topic

“A Virtual Walking Tour of West Chester Landmarks

Greystone and CCHS Talks Lecture Series Part Two

Tickets are priced at $30 each per night, or $75 for all three nights.

RSVP to rsvp@chestercohistorical.org or call 610-692-4800 

Location: 

Greystone Hall 

1034 Phoenixville Pike 

West Chester, PA 19380 

 

First Talk

Greystone and CCHS Talks Lecture Series Part One

Tickets are priced at $30 each per night, or $75 for all three nights.
RSVP to rsvp@chestercohistorical.org or call 610-692-4800

Location:

Greystone Hall

1034 Phoenixville Pike

Chester County Historical Society Announces New President

The Chester County Historical Society has appointed Elizabeth M. Laurent to be its new president, effective July 25, 2016.  After a national search, her selection was unanimously approved by the board of Trustees in June, said Chairman George C. Zumbano, Esq. 

Quilts: The Next Layer

Quilts: The Next Layer 

Rotation #2 reopens May 2!

More than two dozen different quilts will replace the current exhibit, including more recent acquisitions and some extraordinary favorites that have not be exhibit for some time.  Reaching farther into the past, the Ashbridge family silk quilt represents 18th-century creativity and frugality, containing part of a quilted silk petticoat.  Another is a painted silk commemoration of the local Women’s Christian Temperance Union in the late 1800s.

Jasmine Smith

Jasmine oversees the daily operation of the library, providing access to more than 500,000 manuscripts and 25,000 reference books.  Materials are available to the public on-site during regular business hours and remotely via the research request form on this website, library@chestercohistorical.org, mail, or calling the reference desk at 610-692-4800 x221.  Finding aids, posted on the website, may be of help in advance of your inquiry.

History On Tap~Stealing Freedom along the Mason-Dixon Line: Thomas McCreary, the Notorious Kidnapper from Elkton

Marquee Bar and Lounge at the Hotel Warner

120 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

www.hotelwarner.com 

Stealing Freedom along the Mason-Dixon Line: Thomas McCreary, the Notorious Kidnapper from Elkton 

Duplicate Book Sale #2

 

8:30 am – 9:30 am CCHS Members Only

9:30 am – 4:00 pm Open to General Public

 It’s a book sale with a purpose! 

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