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Chinese Laundries in Chester County

It seemed like the classic immigrant makes good in America story, but life was not easy for the first Chinese residents in West Chester. This is the story of Hop Lee and his nephew Tom Lee.

 Compiling research on the experience of different immigrant groups for CCHS forthcoming exhibit is bringing many fascinating stories to light. Currently, we are seeking photographs of Chinese laundries and the immigrants who ran them.

Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Awarded to CCHS

CCHS is honored by this award, which will provide for the preservation and repair of our historic building's chimneys and roof.