Past Exhibits

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  • Closes February 2013

    The popularity of paper dolls as childhood entertainment will be captured in a special exhibit. Although the peak of popularity was in the mid-1900s, paper dolls have been handmade since the 1700s and mass produced as early as 1812.

  • Closes November 2013

    Gaze into the recent and distant past of Chester County through the people captured in painted portraits. Before Facebook, paintings revealed people, their settings and artistic styles of their era.

  • Closes September 2013

    150 years ago our country was engulfed in turmoil. Battles for hearts and minds raged over union and secession, freedom and slavery. Chester County was not united in support for the Union or President Lincoln, and public meetings and rival newspapers fanned the flames of conflict.