Monday, July 6, 2015

Chester County Historical Society

Chester County Historical Society
Nearby Venues
  • Penn's Table
  • Mimosa
  • Kooma
  • Kildare's
  • Star Of India Inc
  • QVC Studio Tour
  • Blink
  • Easter Bunny Express
  • West Chester Railroad
  • West Chester Cycling Club
225 N. High St. West Chester, PA 19380
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
      Chester County: A View of the Past
    • Wednesday, July 8, 2015
    • Learn more about the customs, traditions and some of the remarkable natural resources that shaped the lives of those settled in the Chester County region.
      Chester County Craftmanship
    • Wednesday, July 8, 2015
    • This decorative arts gallery features distinctive regional furniture produced in Chester County from its European settlement in the 1860s to the 1820s.
      The 1960's Pop Culture: Movies, Memorabilia and The Media
    • Wednesday, July 8, 2015
    • Just in time for Oscar Weekend 2015, this exhibition features over 150 pieces of movie memorabilia from the collection of the late Steve (Mr. Movie) and Michell Friedman. Posters, press books and toys, are a small part of this collection that promises to be an interesting and reflective journey back into the 1960s. Movies are windows into the national psyche. They capture the issues of the day and also reveal how movie-makers influenced the public. This extraordinary collection, much of it being displayed for the first time, graphically depicts the triumph and tumult of those years. Civil Rights, space exploration, the war in Vietnam and the Cold War are among some of the themes. So too are light-hearted characters and humorous story lines. "Movies are a core part of how we as a society have evolved," says owner and guest curator Michell Friedman.