Nearly 50 dealers lined up for annual Antiques Show

Chester County Historical Society’s popular fund-raiser to be held April 4-6  The 32nd Annual Chester County Antiques Show, a major fund-raiser for the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS), will be held from April 4 to April 6 at the Phelps School in Malvern. The event, sponsored by PECO, will feature more than 48 renowned dealers from throughout the country, making it a must-see for anyone...

19th-century civil-rights pioneer in spotlight

Authors of Octavius Catto book to speak at Chester County Historical Society Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin, authors of the acclaimed biography of 19th-century Philadelphia civil rights pioneer Octavius Catto – Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America – will discuss Catto’s life, legacy, and milieu on Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the Chester...

Lecture to focus on fabric of bygone eras

Presentation will be part of Chester County Historical Society Antiques Show Jan Whitlock The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is hoping residents will mark their calendars for the 32nd Annual Chester County Antiques Show, a major benefit that will be held from April 4 to April 6 at the Phelps School in Malvern. Included in this year’s program will be the Mary Elizabeth Robinson...

Program to explore ‘reverse Underground Railroad’

Chesco Historical Society brings ‘History on Tap’ to Kennett Square  “History on Tap,” a program of the Chester County Historical Society that combines insight and discussion with food and drink, is coming to Kennett Square. On Monday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m., Chris Densmore will present “The Kidnapping of Thomas Mitchell, 1849” at the Half Moon Restaurant. Mitchell,...

Time to raid attic for mystery historic photos

Exton library program will focus on ways to date them accurately The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is partnering with the Chester County Library for a special presentation, “How Old is that Photograph?” The program, which will help explain how genealogists research photos from their family collections and date them, will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Exton...

State to fund four county development projects

WEST CHESTER — Despite it being a time when state economic development funding has become sparse, Chester County has been awarded funds for four projects to create local jobs and boost the county’s economy. County Commissioners’ Chairman Ryan Costello announced Tuesday that $5.25 million in Pennsylvania Economic Growth Initiative funds had been awarded by Gov. Tom Corbett for four Chester...

Progress seen in plan to end homelessness

County officials applaud collaborative Decades to Doorways initiative By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell (right) discusses the Decades to Doorways initiative, with its administrator, Michael Hackman. For nearly 10 years, 77-year-old Pedro lived in the Kennett Square shadows: hidden in a ramshackle, makeshift structure he called home....

Chesco Historical Society to address clothing

Grant will help implement upcoming fashion exhibition The Chester County Historical Society will open an exhibit on 19th-century clothing in November. A $35,000 grant from the Coby Foundation, a New York group that funds projects in the textile and needle arts field, will help implement the forthcoming exhibition “Profiles: Chester County Clothing of the 1800s,” which will run from Nov. 22...

Invitation extended to celebrate Black History Month

CCHS exhibits offer insight into local African Americans’ past The Chester County Historical Society is inviting residents to celebrate Black History Month by visiting its exhibits, several of which highlight the county’s African American community. The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) would like to invite residents to celebrate Black History Month by visiting its present exhibits,...

Tapping into thirst for music and history

Chester County Historical Society continuing free series The Chester County Historical Society’s “History on Tap” series offers history in an informal pub or restaurant setting. The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is betting that a slice of history added to music and dill pickles will create a sweet and savory experience for the public. CCHS will present the latest installment...