Featured Exhibit
Civil Rights & School Segregation - 1960's Chester, PA
A community conversation around the 1960’s civil rights movement in Chester, PA to end de-facto school segregation, and why this history remains important today. Watch the Feb. 23 event recording.
VISIT OUR CIVIL RIGHTS DIGITAL COLLECTION
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VISITATION UPDATE:

DCHS is currently open by appointment only. Please visit our research page to learn about new scheduling and health guidelines.

To make an appointment, email research@padelcohistory.org of call 610-359-0832. 

In the meantime, please visit our new Virtual Museum Gallery to view our current displays.

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

  • 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. 

2021 VIRTUAL MUSEUM GALLERY

COVID-19 RECOLLECTIONS PROJECT

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.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

(due to Covid-19 guidelines- please contact us by phone or email to schedule your visit)

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10AM - 4PM

Thursday: 10AM - 6:30PM

 

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