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.
April 28, 2016
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.”
1816: The Year Without a Summer
True – the winter of 2013-2014 was absolutely miserable. But imagine if, here in the month of April, snows still fell and frosts persisted through the summer.
On Saturday, March 8, 2014, the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) hosted hundreds of students from Chester and Delaware Counties during its annual Regional National History Day (NHD) competition. Coincidentally, the event fell on International Women's Day and occurred in Women's History Month, spotlighting the dozens of students who presented projects on women's history topics.