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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

  • Art Exhibit - A Peek into The Unusual Imagination of Microbarbi

    2017.10.06

    Exhibit Information:   A Peek into The Unusual Imagination of Microbarbi  An Exhibit Featuring Her Fantastical Creations And...

  • DYLAN GAUTHIER: HIGHWATERMARKS

    2017.10.07

    Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks, the first US solo museum project by the Brooklyn-based artist Dylan Gauthier (b. 1979, Los Angeles), centers...

  • ANA VIZCARRA RANKIN: TIME/SCALE

    2017.10.07

    In large-scale paintings and hand-crafted collages of astronomical constellations and world maps, Vizcarra Rankin investigates themes of space,...

  • Emanation 2017

    2017.06.01

    Emanation 2017 is a contemporary art project that includes artist residencies, educational programs, and an exhibition featuring new works...

  • Chester County Art Association Hall Collection

    2017.09.30

    This exhibit offers a rare chance to see - and bid on - privately-owned pieces by significant Chester County artists. This fundraising...

  • A Peek at the Past, A Look Toward the Future

    2017.10.10

    Long before the grand Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the Academy of Natural Sciences was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur...

  • Happily Ever After

    2017.10.02

    “Happily Ever After” investigates the female gaze, modern femininity, and contemporary challenges to women’s rights. From...

  • ART CLASS WITH KARL J. KUERNER

    2017.09.12

    Immerse yourself in Kuerner Farm, a source of inspiration for Andrew Wyeth for over 70 years, and a featured property on the National Register of...

  • Harvest Hayrides!

    2017.10.03

    Harvest Hayride- October 1 thru Sunday, November 5, 2017 Monday- Friday - 12:30- 4 pm, Saturday- Sunday - 10 am- 5 pm Join us for a Daytime...

  • Harvest Hayride

    2017.10.01

      October 1, 2017 - November 5, 2017 Monday- Friday - 12:30- 4 pm, Saturday- Sunday - 10 am- 5 pm Join us for a Daytime Harvest...

  • Cabaret

    2017.09.21

    Book by Joe Masteroff Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb...

  • Cabaret at Arden Theatre Co

    2017.09.21

    Book by Joe Masteroff Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb...

  • Community Night

    2017.10.18

    The Franklin Institute is pleased to present Community Nights! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at these FREE educational and fun-filled...

  • FastTrac NewVenture

    2017.09.19

    Event starts on: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm Event ends on:  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 For further information call: (215)...

  • 2017 Main Line Wine Gala

    2017.10.18

    Michael Twelftree, Proprietor and Managing Director of Two Hands Winery, will serve as the Honorary Chair of the 2017 Main Line Wine Gala. Master...

  • CREATIVE ESCAPE: BRANDYWINE CRITTERS

    2017.10.18

    Are you seeking a creative outlet but find that your time – and training – are limited? Come to the Brandywine River Museum of Art to...

  • Clarks Originals Launches Pop-up Shop at Ubiq

    2017.08.11

    Please join Clarks Originals to celebrate the official opening of a three month pop-up shop at Ubiq. Guests will be able to shop Clarks...

  • Bach At Seven Series

    2017.10.18

    In its 35th anniversary season, Choral Arts Philadelphia, led by artistic director Matthew Glandorf, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Bach...

  • Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

    2017.09.30

    Get in the Halloween spirit with spine-tingling tales of ghosts, haunted houses, and hidden burial grounds on a candlelight walking tour of Old...

  • 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...


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