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Fall Gallery Walk & First Friday


CCHS will be a Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce Gallery Walk host once again on Friday, October 7, 2016. We are excited to welcome artist Nicole Snider, a visual artist and public school art teacher in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Click here to learn more about Nicole. 


CCHS is also hosting a signing of Arcadia Publishing's new book on West Chester during First Friday and Gallery Walk celebrations.

Talbots & CCHS - Share the Fun and Make a Difference

Talbots and Chester County Historical Society invite you to shop for modern classic Fall styles and enjoy light refreshments. 

Congratulations on 200th Anniversary Bethel A.M.E. Church, West Chester

Bethel A.M.E. Church has been the cornerstone of the African American community in West Chester for 200 years. Among its members were leading business people, the teachers of Gay Street School who molded a generation of leaders, and civil rights leaders like Bayard Rustin. Here is a photo probably taken on the 150th anniversary of the church.  Can you identify any of the people pictured? The photo archives appreciates your assistance.

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

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 

History On Tap ~ Jailing the Johnston Gang

*** We have reached our capacity for this event. If you would like to RSVP for our waiting list you may do so by calling 610-692-4800 or emailing 

The Whip Tavern

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.