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UPDATES AT DCHS

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Black History Month 2022

Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company's
Yard No. 4

 
2022 Upcoming Events
DCHS' 125th Anniversary &
1724 Courthouse Re-opening

Thursday, September  22 
at DCHS  I  6-8pm
Learn about the history of Sun Ship's segregated shipyard and Black shipbuilders during and after WWII. 

Live Virtual Program was
held on Feb 23, 2022

 
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VISITATION UPDATE!

Starting June 1, 2022, DCHS will be temporarily closed for inventory and collections management. Limited research appointments are available by request. To make an appointment or for more information, email research@padelcohistory.org or call 610-359-0832.
Leather Bound Books
  • 4,500+ books on local genealogy & county history

  • 200 original and/or copies of handwritten documents from colonial period

  • William Penn original documents, land grants & wills

  • Family Bible Collection

  • 350,000 historic documents

  • Yearbooks dating back to 1880

  • Newspaper & Census Collection

  • Maps & Atlases

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Current Exhibit:

"125 Years of Delaware County History"

  • 75,000+ Photographs

  • Painting Collection

  • Celebrated Portraits

  • Furniture Collection & Staged Rooms

  • War Artifacts

  • Clothing Collection

  • Farm Equipment Collection

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  • Touch & Learn Artifact Table

  • Children experience hands-on educational learning

  • Learn the historic significance of Delaware County through play

  • Discover an 18th century one-room schoolhouse and...

  • Explore a child's bedroom and an adult parlor from colonial times

 

Book a School or Group Tour!

The mission of Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) is to collect, protect and preserve the history and culture of Delaware County, PA making it accessible to all by providing strong educational outreach.  

 

Since 1895, DCHS has been gathering and sharing the stories of the county and its people. 

 

Where history comes to life. 

Sun Shipbuildling
Sun Shipbuildling

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Lewis Family China
Lewis Family China

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Clothing display
Clothing display

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Sun Shipbuildling
Sun Shipbuildling

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2022 VIRTUAL MUSEUM GALLERY

Penns Landing Chester
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CONTACT

Phone

(610) 359-0832

or

(610) 872-0502

    Fax     

(610) 872-0503

Email

info@padelcohistory.org

VISIT

408 Avenue of the States

Chester, PA 19013

(across from City Hall)

Free parking lot located on

W. 4th St. & City Hall Pl.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Tuesday -Thursday

10AM - 4PM

 

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