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The Delaware County Historical Society, 991 Palmers Mill Road, Media, PA 19063 is proud to be one of the Donor Choice/ Write-in options with the United Way in Delaware County.


Welcome to web site of the Delaware County Historical Society! We invite you to visit us and explore all our readily available resources for history buffs, students of all ages, genealogists, researchers, and for you if you are simply interested in the history, people, events, culture and arts of Delaware County.
Founded in 1895, Delaware County Historical Society is the oldest historical society in Delaware County. Its mission is to acquire, preserve and make available documentation of Delaware County history; to provide and support educational programs on the history of Delaware County; and to publish materials relevant to this history.

DCHS has two homes. Greenbank Farm in Marple and the historic old Delaware County National Bank building in Chester. Greenbank Farm, 991 Palmers Mill Road, Media, is an historic farm site as well as home to some of DCHS’s administrative and Passport to History offices. The Delaware County National Bank building, 408 Avenue of the States, Chester, is the new home of the DCHS research library, our museum collections, the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Student Education Center and the ConocoPhillips computer laboratory.

Many collections are available to members and visitors alike who visit the library. Research services are available to those who are unable to visit in person. Collections include artifacts, art, books, photographs, postcards, newspapers, city directories, maps, county histories, business histories, local High School Year Books and so much more

We look forward to welcoming you!
Linda Houldin
Executive Director

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