Mar 01

The Anderson Family in Chester County

Posted on March 1, 2021 at 2:24 PM by Chester County Archives

On October 16th, 1859, twenty-nine-year-old Osborne Perry Anderson was one of twenty-two men who captured the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia)—an event that has become known as "John Brown's Raid." But did you know Osborne Perry Anderson was born in Chester County? In this month's blog post, we poke around the archives to learn more about the Anderson family.

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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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