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West Chester

The seat of Chester County government since Revolutionary days, West Chester is home to West Chester University, Chester County Hospital, shopping pioneer QVC, plus a vibrant arts and entertainment scene that places the community at center stage. Like the Delaware County seat, Media, it has a classic courthouse in the heart of town and an eye for down-home ambiance. Like Paoli, it originated with an inn—in this case, Turk’s Head—that served as a magnet for weary travelers and spirited locals. 

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Taste Your Way Through Carlino’s Market After-Hours

Taste Your Way Through Carlino’s Market After-Hours

Carlino’s Market is opening up its West Chester shop after-hours for a VIP affair. Want in? Find the full report on what to expect and how to secure your exclusive spot here.

Valentine’s Day 2014 Guide for Unconventional Food Gifts

Valentine’s Day 2014 Guide for Unconventional Food Gifts

Here’s an unforgettable short list of unconventional Valentine's Day presents that’ll leave your main squeeze swooning.

Top 8 Spots to Hit for Super Bowl Takeout & Catering

Top 8 Spots to Hit for Super Bowl Takeout & Catering

In honor of the Super Bowl Sunday, we’re debuting our 2014 snacking guide, highlighting the top spots for takeout, catering, and where you should be watching.

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Main Line Today Events

  • Billy Bragg and Joe Henry

    2016.09.28

    In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago's Union Station looking to reconnect...

  • GET THE PICTURE! RECENT CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION

    2016.07.01

    From the sublime to the ridiculous, with remarkable creativity and wit, children’s picture book art appeals to young and old alike. This...

  • Embroidery: The Language of Art

    2016.05.07

    The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as...

  • Embroidery: The Language of Art

    2016.05.11

    The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as...

  • For the Love of Shoes Sale at Philadelphia Mills

    2016.09.03

    Calling the shoe-obsessed! Fresh off the heels of Philadelphia Mills’ renovation, the property is ready to outfit shoppers for all of their...

  • Drawn to Dinosaurs

    2015.11.01

    Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates...

  • “Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream” Exhibition

    2016.03.08

    Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything...

  • Dinosaurs Unearthed

    2016.06.25

    Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole...

  • Dinosaurs Unearthed

    2016.06.25

    Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole...

  • Fresh Cut French Fries Now Open

    2016.08.06

    Dusted with spices or smothered in toppings, Fresh Cut French Fries are the best on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Fresh Cut French Fries is now open...

  • ANDREW WYETH: BEYOND THE OBVIOUS GALLERY TALK

    2016.09.28

    Explore the creative impulses and enigmatic qualities often underlying Andrew Wyeth’s work with Audrey Lewis, curator, in the Andrew Wyeth...

  • Estate Tour

    2016.06.01

    Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour. Hear accounts of estate history as...

  • 9th Annual Dining Under the Stars

    2016.05.04

    STROLL, SHOP, DINE: On Wednesday evenings from May through September, State Street in Media is closed to traffic to provide ample space for...

  • Family-to-Family Education Program- Devon Location

    2016.09.13

    Family-to-Family (F2F) is a course structured to help family members understand and support a relative diagnosed with a serious mental illness...

  • Electra

    2016.09.20

    Directed by Rev. David Cregan, OSA              by Sophocles, adapted by Frank...

  • Electile Dysfunction

    2016.09.06

    Just in time for the 2016 election! Tony, Will, and Tracie combine presidential impressions, man...

  • Harry Bertoia: Free Interpretations

    2016.07.22

    The exhibition Harry Bertoia: Free Interpretations celebrates the relocation of the artist’s 1967 sculpture Free...

  • Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

    2016.01.11

    The National Constitution Center is proud to display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights. The Museum of We the People is the first...

  • 2016 Fall Members’ Juried Exhibition

    2016.09.18

  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.

    2016.09.24

    In this classic musical, Belle is a young woman in a provincial town. The Beast is a prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast...


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