Chester County Historical Society Autumn Benefit: An Evening of Elegance & Fashion

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Date(s) - 11/22/2013 - 03/19/2018
5:30 pm - 6:44 pm

Chester County Historical Society



The Chester County Historical Society welcomes you to our 2013 Autumn Benefit on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 6:30pm. This year’s event features the premiere of CCHS’s new exhibition, Profiles: Chester County Clothing of the 1800s.

The evening’s theme will incorporate clothing items from the exhibition—the first of its kind in Chester County—along with collaborative pieces with modern flare from fashion consultants of today.

The night will also feature a variety of unique auction items with a festive atmosphere full of great food, drinks and music. And there will also be a few unexpected surprises along the way, making it a night you are sure not to forget! All of the evening’s proceeds will benefit CCHS’s tireless work to preserve and share the remarkable story of Chester County and its people. The opening night will host an early admission cocktail hour for a higher ticket price with a special behind the scenes tour at 5:30pm then will be open to the public at 6:30pm.

The exhibit will run from November 23rd at 9:30 am to August 30th, 2014 at 4:30pm.


Early entry cocktail hour with guided tour of exhibit at 5:30pm ($200 per person)

Member (s) regular admission at 6:30pm ($100 per person)

Non-member (s) regular admission at 6:30pm ($150 per person)

Profiles: Chester County Clothing of the 1800s,generously supported by the Coby Foundation, Ltd.,is the first full exhibition of nineteenth century Chester County clothing. Stories of the clothes and the people who wore them will be told through over 30 mannequins and 12 customized clothing forms, along with rare items and archives. This exhibition, located in our largest gallery space, will include one-of-a-kind examples of CCHS’s nationally recognized clothing collection, featuring outerwear worn by women, men and children that will show the evolution of clothing in the nineteenth century. It includes Empire style gowns, children’s Turkey red print dresses, elaborate men’s vests, highly detailed fashionable dresses of the Victorian era, and much more. Photo credit Laszlo Bodo.

Mannequins generously provided by the Fashion Museum and Archives of Shippensburg University.

Meghan Kelly

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