Treasured CCHS Antiques Show on tap

The 30th Annual Chester County Antiques Show, featuring 55 dealers from throughout the country, will be held at historic Westtown School from March 16-18.

This year’s honorary chair is Carol Elizabeth Ware, who has extensive family connections to the event. "Three generations of my family have volunteered at CCHS, my father, the Honorable John H. Ware III; myself; and my son, Paul Gates. The collection is one of the finest, and our family cherishes our CCHS memories," she said.

The show, a major CCHS fund-raiser, will feature high-quality, 18th- and 19th-century American and Continental antiques. The show typically draws over 2,000 visitors with its collector-friendly atmosphere and a wide range of items, from museum-quality furniture to pieces within the reach of the average visitor. Organizers said the the show is geared to those interested in purchasing a unique item or simply exploring a truly outstanding collection of antiques.

The Preview Party on Friday, March 16, provides an early viewing of the show as well as an opportunity to enjoy refreshments and meet the Historical Society's Board of Trustees, the dealers, and fellow supporters. The show runs from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $15 and will be available on Friday and Saturday. An appraisals' expert will be available on Sunday. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor of the show should contact David Reinfeld at 610-692-4800, ext. 267 or

The Chester County Historical Society is a nonprofit educational institution whose mission is to promote an understanding of the history of Chester County and southeastern Pennsylvania by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting that history and its relationship to the region, and nation beyond, to audiences of all ages and interests. For more information, call 610-692-4800 or visit us at

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