In 1912, the city of Coatesville became the hot zone of the state’s last community-wide typhoid epidemic.
Bart Fried, founder of the Antique Telescope Society, will talk about astronomy in Philadelphia from the 17th to 20th centuries.
Join us for this virtual presentation exploring the surprisingly contentious history of Mother’s Day and how it ties into Chester County history.
Professor Daniel K. Richter will explore the interactions and agreements between William Penn and the Native people of Pennsylvania.
Author Eugene L. Meyer tells the story of Osborne Perry Anderson, a native of Chester County, who joined with abolitionist John Brown in an ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry in […]
Take an in-depth look at the oldest record preserved at the Chester County Archives and learn about its significance over 340 years. On February 14, 1683, local residents assembled at […]
Dr. Cheryl Renée Gooch, author of Hinsonville’s Heroes: Black Civil War Soldiers of Chester County, Pennsylvania (The History Press), traces the stories of 18 residents of Hinsonville, a free black […]
Throughout time, clothing has revealed a great deal about who we are. In the early 1800s, clothing in Chester County represented individual identity, personal choice, and place within the community. […]
This illustrated talk looks at some of the notable houses and gardens of the du Ponts. In the 19th century and first half of the 20th century members of this […]
Since 1982, the Chester County Archives has been preserving and making accessible the historic government records of the Chester County Government. We’ll peel back the curtain for a behind-the-scenes look […]