01 August 2013

News from the Chester County Historical Society

The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) will be closed 26 - 31 August.

Currently on exhibit:
On the Edge of Battle: Chester County and the Civil War Exhibition
The exhibit closes 28 September.
Dewitt Clinton Lewis entered the conflict as first lieutenant, Company E, 9th Pennsylvania Infantry. This was only a three month enlistment, so after mustering out in July 1861, he rejoined the effort in October as captain of Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. In addition to many other assignments in the southeast, his regiment served at the Battle of Green Plains, during which Lewis was injured...want to learn more about Dewitt Clinton Lewis? Come experience On the Edge of Battle: Chester County and the Civil War  
 
Coming up:
15 August - Chester County Town & Village Walk
An inside glimpse of the Lukens National Historic District.
The story of American steel parallels the growth of the Lukens National Historic District — humble beginings, stories of struggle and courage, and leaps in technology that changed the course of American history. Meet Rebecca Lukens, the first female American industrialist, and tour her home. Visit the gracious mansions of Terracina and Graystone, homes to Rebecca's daughter Isabella and grandson A. F. Huston. See the 1902 Executive Offices and learn how Lukens steel appeared in icons like the Space Needle, World Trade Center, and the USS Nautilus.

NOTE: Info was received from the CCHS

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