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25th Annual NHD History Competition- Junior Division (6th-8th grade) and Awards Ceremony

The NHD History Competion continues for the second day on Saturday, March 8. Hundreds of Chester and Delaware County 6th through 8th grade students will present their original research as performances, documentaries, websites, papers, and exhibits.  An Awards Ceremony with a 25th Anniversary cake cutting and reception will follow the judging.  The Chester County Historical Society will be closed to the public on Saturday, March 8 for this daylong special event.


25th Annual NHD History Competition- Senior Division (9th-12th grade)

The 25th annual regional NHD history competition begins on Friday, March 7 with the judging of Senior Division projects.   Students from across Chester and Delaware Counties will present their original research in five categories: performance, research paper, documentary, website, and exhibit.  The Senior Division is for 9th through 12th grade students.  The Junior Division competition, on Saturday, March 8, welcomes 6th through 8th grade students.

History's People: Legendary musician Jim Croce called Chester County home

We have just marked the 40th anniversary of the passing of a legend - singer-songwriter Jim Croce. As a Delco native, I grew up knowing of Jim’s connections to the area.

Happy Hour Click-A-Thon for CCHS

Happy Hour Click-A-Thon for CCHS @ Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House

Hosted by CCHS Member & Community Partner: Dave Magrogan

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

History's People: Chester County's Passmore Williamson famed abolitionist

Passmore Williamson was born Feb. 23, 1822, into a Chester County Quaker family, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Pyle Williamson. On July 27, 1855, Williamson was committed to Moyamensing Prison, where he would spend the next 100 days. What took Passmore Williamson from Chester County to a Philadelphia jail, imprisoned on the order of a federal judge?

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Passmore Williamson’s Prison Visitors’ Book Held by Chester County Historical Society is one of Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts.


Pam oversees the Photo Archives, which is the place to call if you are looking for historical photographs for research purposes or for publication in books, magazines, newspapers and videos. CCHS Photo Archives has over 80,000 historical photographs that document Chester County people and landscape from the 1840s to today. CCHS reproduction service can make reproductions suitable for display or to suit commercial needs.