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William C. South in Wikipedia? What a great idea!

You may not have heard of the pioneer of color photography who lived in Downingtown, but it is time that you did.

Fans Unfolded

Summer is a great time to delve into large-scale cataloging projects with the help of interns. This year our focus is fans. We have over five hundred in the museum collection dating from the 1700s to the 1900s.  They are made of paper, silk, leather, feathers, bamboo, tortoiseshell, bone, ivory, and early plastics. Most are from the 1800s when fans were considered an important fashion accessory and a communication tool.

History on Tap

Monday, December 15 at 6:30pm

Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House

117 E. Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Join CCHS’s President, Rob Lukens, as he explains how stories, events, and figures from our local history inspired him during a year fighting serious illness. You’ll meet explorers, abolitionists, and scientists from the County’s illustrious past and hear about Rob’s own story along the way.

History on Tap

Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30pm

The Whip Tavern

1383 North Chatham Road, Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320

History on Tap

Monday, September 22 at 6:30pm

Molly Maguire’s in Phoenixville

197 Bridge Street Phoenixville, PA 19460

National Hot Dog & Vanilla Ice Cream Day!

FREE Social: Wednesday, July 23 

Come celebrate this momentous occasion at CCHS with complimentary eats and sweets catered by Jimmy Duffy 

5:00pm - 7:00pm 

225 North High Street | West Chester, PA 19380 

The 2014 Founders Award

The 2014 Founders Award & The Senator Robert Thompson Award honoring

PECO and Penelope P. Wilson 

Thursday, November 6 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm

at the Chester County Historical Society

225 North High Street ~ West Chester, PA 19380

Chester County Historical Society holds History on Tap

Chester County Historical Society holds History on Tap

How much do you know about the history of Chester County. You now have the chance to find out while enjoying a beer and a burger -- or a soda and a sandwich.

Chester County Historical Society will be holding its second annual History Trivia Night on Tuesday, May 20, at Barnaby’s in West Chester. The program is part of the historical society’s History on Tap.