Upcoming Event
VIRTUAL GENEALOGY
WORKSHOP
Wednesday
June 9 @ 6PM
REGISTER HERE
Featured Exhibit & Digital Archive
Civil Rights & School Segregation:
1960's Chester, PA 
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Women's Journey for Equal Rights
Watch the Event Recording
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VISITATION UPDATE!

DCHS is currently open to the public Tues-Thurs, 10AM-4PM. We ask that you make an appointment in advance for research and/or group tours.  For more information or to make a research appointment, 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

  • 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

Lewis Family China
Lewis Family China

Clothing display
Clothing display

Sun Shipbuildling
Sun Shipbuildling

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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.

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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