Exhibits - Chester County History Center

Exhibits

Our exhibitions tell the fascinating stories of people’s daily life, work, civic engagement, and tough choices. Chester County is an ever evolving place. Come to find out!

Exploring History!

Becoming Chester County

300 years of people, places, and events come to life in this award-winning exhibition. Learn how Chester County continues to change from the point of contact between the Lenape and the European and African immigrants in the 1600s to present day History Makers. Funding from more than 55 contributors includes generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Visible Storage

Visible storage bridges that tantalizing gap between public galleries and limited access spaces. It invites you to peer into the world of Chester County’s material goods from the late 1600s to the early 1900s. With Philadelphia nearby, early county settlers of economic means and their descendants made choices based on international design and personal values. See and learn about international imports and local artisans. Funding from generous contributors includes a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

If it’s Chester County, we have it!

Established in 1682 by William Penn, Chester County has a complex history.

Did you know… that the Battle of Brandywine was fought on September 11, 1777? …that Kennett Square is known as the Mushroom Capital of the world? …that penicillin was first mass-produced for humans in West Chester?

These history facts and much more are interpreted in exhibitions about this fascinating place we call Chester County. Schedule a group tour or explore on your own. We look forward to seeing you!