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"History's People: Isaac Tyson Jr., Chrome King of the World,"

In the 1820s, a chemist by the name of Isaac Tyson Jr. made a serendipitous discovery that would change the course of industrial history. At a busy market in Baltimore, Tyson watched a man drive a cart holding a barrel that was propped on some peculiar rocks. Tyson, who already operated a modest chromite mine near Baltimore, recognized the material as chromite. Tyson supposedly followed the man north where he found chromite deposits in Lancaster County.

"History's People: Birchrunville Once Home to Nobel Laureate Surgeon,"

When Margaret and Thomas C. Willcox purchased their Birchrunville, West Vincent, home about 20 years ago, they were drawn by the quaint setting and historic character. Thomas, a builder, and Margaret, now a real estate agent, had no idea that their house was once home to a man who changed the medical trajectory of the world.

Non-Profit Events

Non-profit Events at the Chester County Historical Society

The Chester County Historical Society provides a number of exceptional spaces, including the Auditorium and Outdoor Terrace, for non-profit organizations at an affordable price. Non-profit events include but are not limited to meetings, benefit concerts, fundraisers, galas, and wine tastings. 

Corporate Events

Corporate Events at the Chester County Historical Society

The Chester County Historical Society offers several accommodating spaces for corporate events, including but not limited to, business meetings, workshops, training sessions, keynote presentations and holiday parties. Our rental rates offer renters access to an exceptional venue and cultural experience for an affordable price. 

Special Events

Special Events at the Chester County Historical Society

The Cultural Center at the Chester County Historical Society offers renters the largest space in downtown West Chester for special events. The space can accommodate birthday parties, sweet sixteen parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, concerts, galas, class reunions, film festivals, art shows, retirement parties, and many other special events.

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