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Chester County Historical Society (History Center)

225 North High Street. West Chester, PA 19380

2021 CHESTER COUNTY TOWN TOURS AND VILLAGE WALKS AND JUNETEENTH COMMEMORATION KICK-OFF                                       In its twenty-seventh year, the Chester County Town Tours & Village Walks Summer Series will kick off on Thursday, June 17th at 5 pm.  

Join us this summer to explore Chester County’s heritage on Thursday evenings during the annual Town Tours and Village Walks program. Chester County’s founding in the Quaker principles of tolerance and necessary civil disobedience, coupled with the boundary dispute with Maryland and the drawing of the fateful Mason and Dixon Line, established our community as a leader in this country’s struggle to end the horrors of slavery and truly recognize that all people are created equal. This summer, you are invited to visit the historic sites in our county where this national struggle has a local voice. This summer, we will be offering “Live at Five” virtual programs with limited walking tours, self-guided tours, and suggested walking and driving tours. 

This virtual program will feature William Kashatus, author of William Still:  The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia.  Signed books will be available at the History Center and walking tours will begin after the program at 6:45 pm.  Depart from the Chester County History Center and visit neighborhoods and homes of such famous people as Horace Pippin and Bayard Rustin. Learn about early churches, businesses, architecture, the Underground Railroad, and civil rights. Tours will focus between Matlack and Wayne Streets and Barnard to Chestnut Streets.

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