Discovery in the Dark: A Children’s Event

Ever wonder about what life was like at night before electricity? Bring your flashlight to the Chester County History Center to explore the museum in the dark while completing a scavenger hunt. Other fun stations throughout the building will provide more illuminating fun for all!

History Maker Awards – People In Medicine

Chester County History Center 225 North High Street, West Chester, PA, United States

On Thursday, April 25, 2024 the History Center will host an exclusive award ceremony
and fundraising dinner honoring Dr. Diana Kane, Dr. Ann Preston, and Mr. and Mrs. Franny Abbott for their work, dedication, and contributions to Chester County Medical History.

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Rustin Day of Film

The Chester County History Center and the West Chester Film Festival present films that elevate the African American and LGBTQ+ experiences to honor West Chester's hometown hero, Bayard Rustin.

Prisoners of Congress: Philadelphia’s Quakers in Exile, 1777-1778 (Hybrid)

West Chester Friends Meeting House 425 N. High Street, West Chester, United States

Join local author Ned Donoghue II at the West Chester Friends Meeting House for a discussion about the twenty Quaker men who were banished from Pennsylvania in 1777 for refusing to take up arms to support the War of Independence. (You may also choose to attend virtually).


Book Discussion – American Creation (hybrid)

Join the discussion! The bi-monthly CCHC book group has selected this book by acclaimed historian Joseph J. Ellis, who brings his unparalleled talents to this riveting account of the early […]