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Let’s Talk! A Hands-On History of Communication for Kids

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

First we spoke. Then we wrote. Then we printed, listened to radio, watched television. Now we surf the internet and send messages with emojis. Visit the Chester County History Center for its first “Let’s Talk!” event, during which families can explore the many different ways we have communicated with each other in the past. Learn how to write using a quill pen, experiment with printing messages using a printing press, express yourself using the language of fans, tap out a message on a telegraph, and more! Before social media and telephones, handwritten letters were one of the very few ways to communicate across town, across the country, and around the world–stop by our special exhibit “Letters and Postcards: Chester County 1820-1920” to see real examples of how people from our area shared their lives and experiences with distant loved ones.

This event is best for children ages 6-13. Activities are ongoing throughout the program, so you can arrive at any point in the day and get the full experience, at your own pace.

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Tickets:  Space will be limited to provide the best atmosphere for our participants. Admission is $8.00 for children ages 6-18 and $10.00 for adults; members are free with discount code. Children 5 and under are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No food or snacks will be available for purchase, but there are plentiful sit-down and quick dining options in downtown West Chester. Let’s Talk! will run rain or shine (it’s entirely indoors.) In the event of dangerous weather forcing CCHC to cancel the event, all tickets will be refunded.

Are you a member? Reach out to [email protected] to get your code for free admission.  Not a member yet? You can purchase a membership on our website at https://mycchc.org/membership/


April 13
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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