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34th Annual Chester County Historical Society Antiques Show: Friday, April 1 - Sunday, April 3
The Chester County Historical Society, one of the region's premier history museums and educational centers, celebrates its Annual Antiques Show this April. The theme of this year's event is Tomfoolery. The show attracts visitors and collectors every year to view a variety of antique items and furniture and offers guest lectures to attendees. Learn More
Step back, way back

Leave the books and documentaries at home, and immerse yourself in some of our nation’s earliest history firsthand here in Chester County. Go Colonial at the site of the largest engagement of the American Revolution and grab a pint at a pub once visited by George Washington. Or channel the industrial revolution instead -- Phoenixville and Coatesville boast America’s earliest iron and steel forges. And there’s no measuring the historical impact on display by the region’s first family, the du Ponts.

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Chester County Murals

For anyone who appreciates art and all that it offers, it's implied that Chester County is a necessary stopping point when discovering Pennsylvania's art. Between the famed Wyeth family, and the number of various museums and art galleries in the area, it's no wonder why Chester County is viewed as an art hot spot. But, within the last few years artist and members of the county have begun to think outside of the frame, literally.

Chester County has a number of beautiful murals on display that not only add character to our already charming county, but also tell a story about the people who are here. These murals reflect the rich history and the bright future of Chester County. From Phoenixville and Malvern, down to West Chester and Kennett Square, Chester County has a display of murals that both locals and visitors will be sure to appreciate.

Phoenixville

Bridge Street Mural
Located on the side of the Phoenix Village Apartments in Phoenixville, PA, this mural, painted by artist Charles Sagal, has been infamously nicknamed the ‘Godzilla’ mural after a council member stated the mural reflects a certain Hollywood movie, more so than the town of Phoenixville. The mural does not have an expected end date yet, but upon completion it will be the largest in the borough.

Welcome to Phoenixville Mural
Located on the exterior wall of Marly’s BYO in Phoenixville. The mural reads “Welcome to Phoenixville” and is based off of a 1932 photo that displays a view of the factory that can still be seen today. The mural was painted by Teresa Haag and was completed in September 2015.

Malvern

125th Anniversary Mural
Located in the Lobby of Borough Hall/Library in Malvern, PA, this was the fifth project for the Malvern Community Art Project. The mural depicts King Street in 1889 and 2014. The pieces were painted by artist Randall Graham and were completed in 2015.

Malvern Today
Located on the bridge on Bridge Street, this was the fourth project commissioned by the Malvern Community Arts Project. It is a series of five painted panels that are mounted along the bridge that depict what life in Malvern is like today. The mural was painted by the Garnet Valley High School National Honors Art Society and Mural club and was completed in 2015.

Patriotic Historical Mural
Located on the back of Gallagher’s Auto Services by the train station in Malvern, PA, it was the second mural completed by the Malvern Community Arts Project. This neighborhood favorite mural depicts Victorian era life in the small railroad town of Malvern. The mural was painted by Carrie Kingsbury and was completed in 2013.

Victorian Era Historical Mural
Located on the side of Malvern Pizza in Malvern, PA it was the first mural completed by the Malvern Community Arts Project. The mural represents the Paoli Battlefield and Memorial Parade. It depicts soldiers following General Anthony Wayne into the past, and has children running with flags into the future. The mural was painted by Dennis Goldsborough and was completed in 2013.

Warren Avenue Project
Located on the side of the Malvern Saddlery in Malvern, PA, it was the sixth project for the Malvern Community Art Project. The mural is a replica of an historic photo of a horse and buggy traveling through the Warren Avenue tunnel with the addition of President Lincoln’s funeral train. The mural was painted by Carrie Kingsbury and was completed in 2015.

Whimsical Mural
Located in the Malvern Public Library in Malvern, PA, this is the third mural commissioned by the Malvern Community Arts Project. The children’s room of the Library has gone through a 360-degree transformation into an enchanted forest. The mural was painted by Teri Flint and was completed in 2013.

Kennet Square

Harriet Tubman Mural
Located on Willow Street in Kennett Square, PA., this mural depicts Harriet Tubman leading silhouetted freedom seekers toward the North Star. The mural also features a list of some Kennett abolitionists and those they helped. The mural was designed and painted by artists Dave Mass and Joey Gothelf and was finished on November 13, 2010.

West Chester

The Charles A. Melton Mural
Located on East Market Street in West Chester, PA, this mural pictures Charles A. Melton, executive director; Dr. Leslie Pickney Hill, founder & president; as well as other members of The Melton Center. The mural was painted by artist Carrie Kingsbury and was unveiled on the building’s exterior wall in August 2014.