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The Brandywine River Museum Offers New Exhibit

N.C. Wyeth, George Washington at Yorktown.

Now on display at The Brandywine River Museum is N.C. Wyeth’s American in the Making. The breathtaking exhibit displays images of inspirational and patriotic events in American history, from Coronado’s 16th-century expedition through the Southwest to Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address in 1865. Props from the artist’s Chadds Ford studio, such as a life mask of Abraham Lincoln, a coonskin cap and a Kentucky rifle, will provide fascinating insight into how Wyeth created these paintings. The America in the Making paintings are on loan from the collection of the Brunnier Art Museum of Iowa State University in Ames. An illustrated catalogue from the Brunnier Art Museum will be available. For more information on the event visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.

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Ghost Tours of West Chester

The Ghost Tours of West Chester begin again this Friday, September 20, 2013. The popular walking tour includes tales of ghosts, folklore and history. Your guide, dressed as a gentleman from the 1850’s, will lead you on a 90-minute walk through the spooky lanes of downtown neighborhoods where you will explore the place of the shadow people, learn of lost souls of the underground railroad, and stand where the gallows once stood and murderers were hanged. New stories of phantoms, apparitions and witches are added. This event is perfect for the entire family.

The Ghost Tours of West Chester start at The Lincoln Room, 28 West Market Street at Wilmont Mews. It is located in one of West Chester’s most historic buildings, dating from 1833. The room retains its original molded tin ceiling and bead board walls. Abraham Lincoln had his first biography written there. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a horse thief hanged across the street. . .

Tours are every Friday and Saturday night in late September and all of October. They begin at 8:00 pm and doors open at 7:00 pm rain or shine. For more information on the Ghost Tours visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com or click here!


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Oscar Extravaganza in Downtown W.C.

Come root for your favorite star and movie while enjoying food, fun, and stylish entertainment on February 24th! This year, there’s excitement building around the distinct possibility that the movie Lincoln, based on West Chester’s favorite son, will sweep the Oscars with multiple awards and Lincoln himself (in the guise of Daniel Day-Lewis) will win the big one.

You can reserve your spot at the Oscar Extravaganza in Downtown West Chester now by visiting the Chester County Community Foundation website. All proceeds from the event will benefit local charities. The Oscar Extravaganza event in West Chester is sure to be a great time! Below is what the night will feature, hope to see you there!

  • Red Carpet arrivals (begin at 7 p.m.)
  • The 85th Academy Awards Oscar® Telecast (begins 8:30 p.m.)
  • Valet Parking
  • Food Stations & Oscar Specialty Drinks
  • Photos Taken on the Red Carpet by Our Own Paparazzi
  • Tour Civil War & Oscar Exhibits in Your Ford Theatre Finery or Oscar Glamour
  • West Chester Lincoln Oscars will be Awarded for Best Lincoln Costume, Best Glamour Glitz, Best Pajamas
  • Lincoln Bingo
  • Oscar Trivia Contest
  • Prizes


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Downtown Events: This Saturday June 18th!

Town center of West Chester, a borough in Penn...

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Enjoy breakfast at the The Lincoln Room (28 W Market), one of the downtown’s most historic buildings, followed by a guided tour that highlights West Chester’s history and its place on the Underground Railroad, the connection to Abraham Lincoln, the architecture of Thomas U. Walter, and how the bloodless Battle of Turks Head established West Chester as the county seat. Breakfast at 8 am; tour at 9:30 am. Tours are approximately 90 minutes so wear comfortable walking shoes. $20 per person (breakfast & tour) all ages. To make a reservation call 610-696-2102.

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