Feb 18

Black History Month Educational Resources

Posted on February 18, 2021 at 10:04 AM by Chester County Archives

This Black History Month, we want to explore different educational resources to expand our knowledge and awareness of Black history. Black History Month is an annual celebration of the many contributions that African Americans have made to our collective American narrative. Let’s use this month to explore new histories, see different perspectives, and amplify more voices!

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Jan 26

Our LEAST Favorite Records

Posted on January 26, 2021 at 10:08 AM by Chester County Archives

We get asked all the time about our favorite records to work with. So we wrote about them last year in a blog post which you can access by clicking here. But what about our LEAST favorite records? What are some of the records that are just a pain to handle and work with? Let's take a look at some of those now...

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May 21

The Story of Henrietta Cummings and Charles Cassidy

Posted on May 21, 2020 at 10:05 AM by Chester County Archives

In this month's blog post we discuss how the Civil War impacted a young couple from Southeastern PA. Henrietta Cummings of West Chester and Charles Cassidy of Haverford got engaged in January 1863. Less than a year later, Cassidy marched off to war as a Private in Company E of the 25th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops. Unfortunately, no correspondence between the young couple is known to exist, but we can share their story thanks to court records preserved at the Chester County Archives. 

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