Chester County Historical Society Hours of Operation ~ Please visit us Tuesday - Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm.

In the heart of historic West Chester, PA, the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) preserves and shares the remarkable story of the area's past. Explore over 300 years of history through rare documents, photographs, and newspapers in our research library, seven galleries filled with engaging exhibitions, and special school and public programs year round. From George Washington and the Battle of Brandywine to the Underground Railroad, Civil War, and Civil Rights, CCHS holds keys to the past for you to discover.

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News

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  • April 28, 2016

    The Chester County Historical Society is saddened to announce the passing of Librarian Diane P. Rofini on April 18, 2016. She died of an intracerebral hemorrhage at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

    Librarian at CCHS since early 1997, Diane's cheerful and friendly manner in the reading room will be greatly missed.

  • December 9, 2015

    Frederick Douglass Daguerreotype. Edward White Gallery (New York City), May 1848.
    Provenance:  
    “... Presented by him to Susan B. Anthony whose niece Miss Lucy E. Anthony
    gave it to Albert Cook Myers.”



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