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DCHS is Moving!!! We have a new home at
9 West Front Street in Media, PA! We hope to be open in September 2024 for research requests and more, stay tuned!

For more information, please email DCHS Acting Director Paul Hewes at

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. 

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

  • 75,000+ Photographs

  • Painting Collection

  • Celebrated Portraits

  • Furniture Collection & Staged Rooms

  • War Artifacts

  • Clothing Collection

  • Farm Equipment Collection



(610) 359-0832



Office and Research Center:

9 West Front Street

Media, PA 19063


P.O. Box 1418

Media, PA 19063

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