Tonight, (March 26th 6:00PM) enjoy History On Tap at Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House. The main discussion of tonight’s event will focus on Antiques 101: Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Antiques. Experience H.L. “Skip” Chalfant’s program Antiques 101, an introduction to the ten things everyone should know about real antiques in today’s virtual world. Skip has been at the forefront of American decorative arts collecting and dealing for 40 years, and his business H.L. Chalfant American Fine Art and Antiques was 2011 Best of Main Line Winner for Early American Antiques. This History On Tap also celebrates the 31st annual Chester County Antiques Show held at the Phelps School happening on April 5 – 7. Hope to see you all tonight!
The Chester County Historical Society is a not-for-profit 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. Check out some of the events coming up this month!
Family Day | February 10th
Enjoy old-fashioned family fun with crafts, toys, dress up and story telling from 10am-1pm at the Chester County Historical Society, High & Chestnut Streets. At 11am, meet children’s author Jen Bryant, author of A Splash of Red, The Life and Art of Horace Pippin. All museum exhibits and The History Lab will be open. $10.00 per family. Call 610-692-4800 for details.
History on Tap | February 19th
Join the Chester County Historical Society for a special evening with the Dill Pickle Old Time Orchestra at The Social Lounge (29 East Gay Street) starting at 6:30pm. You’ll travel back in time as the Dill Pickle band plays some good old-time American fiddle tunes, gospel, tin pan alley, and mountain songs. Hear about some local history from mandolin player and West Chester University history professor Dr. Charles Hardy. Free to enjoy with lots of great food and drink available for purchase.
The Chester County Historical Society will present the latest installment of “History on Tap – Music Edition,” a free program of education and entertainment, at The Social Lounge, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m.
The Dill Pickle Old Time Orchestra will treat listeners to some classic American fiddle tunes, gospel, tin pan alley, and mountain songs from bygone eras. West Chester University history professor Dr. Charles Hardy will add some local history lessons.
History on Tap brings history to area residents in the casual atmosphere of local bars or restaurants, where participants can purchase food and beverages. The Social Lounge is located at 29 E. Gay St., West Chester, 19382. History on Tap is made possible through support from Susquehanna Bank and WCHE 1520 a.m. in partnership with the 1893s (Chester County Historical Society Young Friends Association).