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Events at Chester County History Center

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

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The Big Dig!

The Big Dig! The Library and Photo Archives will be closed to researchers during the month of January 2022. January is the 6th annual Big Dig in the library and photo archives! We focus on behind-the-scenes work to process and rehouse manuscripts and photographs to make more information available to patrons. To accomplish these goals, […]

The Story of Chester County Hospital

Andy Gordon will share how, to build a hospital, it takes a village (and a few wars, famine, railroads, and philanthropists.) “We think it is the duty of Chester County to care for her own.” After an impassioned appeal from several key local physicians, Chester County Hospital first opened its doors in 1892 as a […]

Chats from the Stacks: A Strange Border in Chester County

Explore the dividing line between West Vincent and Uwchlan Township. The division line between Upper Uwchlan and West Vincent is perhaps one of the strangest municipal borders in Chester County, and it tells a fascinating story. The Upper Uwchlan “thumb” is the product of empire, business ambitions, beaver furs, and even unpaid taxes. Learn more […]

Virtual Book Discussion – How to Be An Anti-Racist

Join Chester County History Center's curator Ellen Endslow to discuss thought-provoking books and connect with others in the community. Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Racism intersects with class and culture and […]

Chats from the Stacks: The 1777 Chester County Property Atlas

Explore and discuss the Chester County Archive's award-winning Chester County Property Atlas with those who created it! In 2020, the Chester County Archives staff unveiled their award-winning 1777 Chester County Property Atlas. This project highlights property owners, roads, and notable sites of interests (mills, taverns, places of worship, etc.) in existence in September 1777 during […]


National History Day!

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National History Day!

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