Chester County Historical Society
History Education Programs
                                                                                                                                                            225 North High Street, West Chester, PA  19380-2691
                                                                                                                                                            Museum Hours: Wednesday-Saturday  10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
When your students visit the Chester County Historical Society they will learn about Chester County's history through exhibits, artifacts, and engaging activities all in a museum setting.  Each lesson includes a direct experience with historic artifacts and documents.

“The wealth of meaningful, readily integrated,  and rich information, presented in exciting and varied ways, cannot be overstated. Our students were exposed to content which aligned with-and exceeded-our current social studies state and district standards. The learning was fun, as well….The day ran as smoothly as a well-oiled machine. Directions and expectations were clear and understood by all in attendance. The level of patience and attention given to individual students and their questions and comments was respectful and dignified. We felt like valued guests. The entire CCHS staff was welcoming and accommodating…. At days end, many students could be heard saying such things as, “I’m definitely coming back here with my family!” and “Wow!”” Debbie Anderson, Greenwood Elementary.

Choose from the following museum visit topics:

  • Growing Up in Colonial Chester County
  • Then and Now: An Exploration of How Design and Materials Change, but Human Needs Stay the Same
  • War Comes to Chester County, 1777-1778
  • Just Over the Line: Chester County and the Underground Railroad
  • A Walk Through History: 90 minute guided walk through the historic county seat
  • Victorian Childhood
  • Tall Case Clocks/Time Telling
  • Quilts Tell Stories

$5.00 per student, 10 student minimum.  One chaperon for every ten students is required for a museum visit, but walking tours require one chaperon for every five students.  Extra chaperones are welcome, but will be charged the student fee for their visit.  Special needs groups can call for a waiver of this fee.  CCHS is accessible for all persons with wheelchairs.  Space for eating lunch on site is available with prior arrangement.  There is no on-site food service.

Vicki McKeefery, Family and Youth Program Coordinator
610-692-4800  ext. 203

Carol Samuelson, Family and Youth Program Coordinator
610-692-4800  ext. 203

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