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Chester County Historical Society

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Frederick Douglass and much more!

The book discussion group at the Chester County Historical Society was a well attended and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wilmington, Delaware

If you want history of Chester County, this is the place to go! Their clippings file, started many... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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225 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380-2658
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The book discussion group at the Chester County Historical Society was a well attended and conducted affair. I had not been to the Society in decades and found both exhibitions and premises greatly improved. The book discussed, FREDERICK DOULGASS, PROPHET OF FREEDOM was well led...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rlc19711
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want history of Chester County, this is the place to go! Their clippings file, started many years ago, have been a huge help putting my families together, piece by piece.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank millbillin
Reviewed December 13, 2018

I have enjoyed many visits to CCHS where history and modern combine for a lovely facility where history comes to life. I am anxious to use their well-known library and research my local ancestors.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 803sandy
Reviewed June 15, 2018

I have been here several times over the years researching my Chester County ancestors. The staff have always been very helpful. There are a lot of resources here. My favorite though, is the newspapers clippings file. It is catalogued by surname and has news items...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank MRD625
Reviewed March 13, 2018

I visited the Chester County Historical Society about 2 weeks ago, the first time in more than a year. I was so glad I made the time for a visit - the CCHS has expanded it'a already interesting and relevant features and exhibits. They reflect...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed February 13, 2018

The historical society museum is very interesting. The exhibits are very well presented around the small town local history. Do not miss.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Angela S
Reviewed February 8, 2018

The whole place is very interesting, if you want to feel, not just the typical Philadelphia history, but how people lived back in the days, and how history being made touched the lives of everyday citizens back in the days.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank TammyLamk
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Although there is a fee for working here, it is well worth it, and the staff is VERY helpful. I had access to records from the 18th century as well as good internet access for using my computer. For local information and for genealogical work,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank LSTMARK
Reviewed January 1, 2018

This local museum is a gem in downtown West Chester. There are permanent exhibits highlighting Chester County's rich history, and a variety of temporary displays that speak to history or culture. The gift shop has many wonderful locally-made and/or related items, so you can take...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Paul L
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Great library for genealogy research on West Chester PA area families. Friendly and helpful librarian.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Laura22003
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Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
Just give them a call. Visit their website. 610.692.4800