DCHS IS NOT CLOSING!
DCHS is temporarily closed to the public for inventory and collections management. Limited research appointments are available by request. To make an appointment or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-359-0832.
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
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!
Here at Delaware County Historical Society we’re busier than ever:
Inventorying and organizing the collection to ensure that our artifacts tell Delco’s full history.
Scheduling exciting programs like the one this Fall that will tell the story of bootlegging in Chester during Prohibition.
Looking for better ways to serve the community and present our archives.
We need your help!
Tell us your thoughts on ways we can make our archives more accessible
Suggest ideas for programming
Nominate possible new Board members who can help us serve Delco better.
Thank you for all your support!
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.
2022 VIRTUAL MUSEUM GALLERY
Black History Month 2022
Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company's
Yard No. 4
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
408 Avenue of the States
Chester, PA 19013
(across from City Hall)
Free parking lot located on
W. 4th St. & City Hall Pl.