Changing Exhibits


On view December 1, 2023 - June 1, 2024

Changing exhibits are an in depth look at a wide variety of subjects about how Chester County people lived, worked, and made choices. Gain perspectives on our world today with historical collections, contemporary oral histories, and hands-on learning.

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.

Guest curator Bill Schultz shares hundreds of examples from his remarkable collection of covers (envelopes) and colorful post cards that illustrate U.S. postal delivery from and to West Chester from 1820 to 1920.  

In a rare opportunity, visitors will also be able to view “Domestic Rates – U.S.P.O. Acts of 1792 to 1863,” Schultz’s nationally award-winning postal history exhibit.