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The Sixties! The Age of Aquarius in Chester County – A Symposium

The Sixties!  The Age of Aquarius in Chester County – A Symposium

Please click here to view the symposium brochure with registration information

Presented by the Chester County Historical Society

Saturday, April 16, 2016 

8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

225 N. High Street 

West Chester, PA  19380 

Stories Untold: An African American Family History Workshop

Stories Untold: An African American Family History Workshop

Presented by: Chester County Historical Society and the African American Museum in Philadelphia

Saturday, April 30, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Please arrive early; doors will open at 8:15)

225 N. High Street

West Chester, PA 19380

$15/member of CCHS or AAMP


(fee includes breakfast and lunch)


Genealogists Dena Chasten-Ellis and Shamele Jordon

Local historian Syl Woolford

An Immigrant's Chest in Chester County

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and its celebration of Irish heritage, today we spotlight a museum object with an Irish connection.

Happy Birthday Horace Pippin

West Chester native Horace Pippin (February 22, 1888 – July 6, 1946) was a self-taught artist who became famous in his lifetime for work that expressed his own view of the world.  He was a soldier in France during World War I and said that it “brought out all the art in me,” an interest that was evident in his childhood.  His subjects included religion, war, historic events, a few portraits, still lifes, and images that illustrated prejudice, which he experienced as an African American in daily life.  Pippin’s work appeared in local art shows of the Colored Artists of West C

History on Tap ~ Lincoln's Legacy in West Chester: the Story of Lincoln's First Biography – Presented by Malcolm

Marquee Bar and Lounge at the Hotel Warner
120 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

**Please note: There is no food available at this venue - only beverages will be served. However, if you would like food and dinner service, The Marquee has arrangements with local restaurants that will deliver food to the bar. 

History on Tap ~ The History of the Slinky in Chester County


Barnaby’s West Chester

15 South High, West Chester, PA 19382 

"The History of the Slinky in Chester County" 

Happy New Year!

January marks a fresh start and a new year. In 1860, an anonymous penman illustrated an homage to the New Year with this calligraphic drawing. “Happy New Year 1860” is hand-lettered in a boldly patterned font in black ink and highlighted with red, blue, green, and yellow watercolors. An undulating flag ripples behind the year and a heavenly hand points down from clouds. There are two stars that frame the numbers 13 and 33. These numbers represent the number of original colonies and the number of states in the union.

Judge Training, National History Day

Judge Training, National History Day:  Captains arrive first for 9:30am start.  Remaining team members requested by 10:30am.  Training complete by 12pm.  Museum is open for Judges until 4:30pm.  Please stay afterwards and explore the 1960's Exhibit!

Regional Competition, National History Day, Junior Category (Grades 6-8)

Regional NHD Competition, Junior Category:  start&end times of 8am and 5pm are approximate and dependent upon student registration.  All students will receive specific interview times one week prior to the event.  Contact Kelley Meagher,, for more information regarding NHD.