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The Chester County Historical Society is happy to assist the media in any way possible. We hope you find this section of our site a valuable resource for your reporting needs. To automatically receive CCHS news releases, please e-mail us at or call 610-692-4800. Below is a list of our past press releases.

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  • April 4, 2018

    This week is the Chester County Historical Society’s 29th Annual Southeastern PA National History Day (NHD) regional contest. Local students from over 20 different schools will compete at CCHS on Friday April 6 (Senior Contest) and Saturday April 7 (Junior Contest). Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will go on to the Pennsylvania state contest, representing the best of...

  • March 30, 2018


    The Chester County Historical Society and the Chester County Archives will host a series of informative genealogical lectures in May. The Coming to America series focuses on the record types, research strategies, and historical context of immigration and naturalization, with special focus on German, PA Dutch, and Irish ancestors.

    May 5:...

  • March 26, 2018

    Did you know Chester County Historical Society has a rare and extensive ceramics collection, including redware, Tucker porcelain and Phoenixville majolica?  This is your chance to spend time with authorities, Curator Ellen Endslow and Collections Manager Heather Hansen.  They will guide and share behind-the-scenes examples of utilitarian and fashionable ceramics...

  • February 2, 2018

    Celebrate Frederick Douglass' 200th birthday by taking the Chester County Frederick Douglass Tour through the Time Machine Tours app! This free app was created by Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) in partnership with Let’s Build a Time Machine. The app includes an interactive map and images that document Douglass' time in Chester County, ranging from 1843 to 1895....

  • January 30, 2018

    CCHS cordially invites you to an opening reception for an exhibit celebrating 300 years of diversity.

    February 9, 2018
    5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Entertainment by
    Mariachi Flores

    Heavy hors d’oeuvres by Limoncello
    Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages provided

    CCHS members $50