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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! 

Talbots and the Chester County Historical Society invite you

Talbots and the Chester County Historical Society invite you to an evening of shopping for modern classic Summer styles and refreshments.

10% of pre-tax sales will be donated to the Chester County Historical Society 

Please join us help make a difference.

Talbots

Brandywine Square

1096 E. Lancaster Avenue

Downingtown Square, PA

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

4:00-8:00 PM

Please RSVP & for more information, call 610-692-4800 or email rsvp@chestercohistorical.org

 

History on Tap ~ "The Blob: A Regional Spotlight"

The Great American Pub

148 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

thegreatamericanpub.com

"The Blob: A Regional Spotlight"

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

$20/non-member

(fee includes breakfast and lunch)

 Featuring:

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 Ch

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