Displayed is a range of typical items found in Delaware County pharmacies over the past century. Ranging from real prescriptions, to medicinal remedies promising to cure everything from a “Simple Headache” to “Asthmatic Paroxysm”, to pharmaceutical measurement tools, including a wooden bath thermometer, vials, bottles and containers, and a black metal cabinet with six drawers used to organize and store patient prescriptions. Many of these relics were used in a local Chester pharmacy that served the community for over 50 years. We thank the Burman Family for their service, generous support, and loan of artifacts.


DCHS is embarking on an aggressive campaign to restore and preserve an 1860 Abraham Lincoln presidential banner, thus a Civil War display is a natural compliment. Treat yourself to a “close-up” look at artifacts from a hugely significant period of time in local and national history. The display features  two “Union Blues” badges, given to the first volunteers from Delaware County to answer Lincoln’s call for troops at the outbreak of the Civil War. In addition, see the sword carried by C.W. Buckley, Civil War rifle, small cannon ball, Confederate money, canteen, combination knife, fork, & spoon, bullet mold, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) badges, and the GAR belt buckle belonging to Charles Hunt.