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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

  • NEW TERRAINS: AMERICAN PAINTINGS FROM THE RICHARD M. SCAIFE BEQUEST

    2016.04.08

    EXHIBITION REVISED END-DATE New Terrains presents over twenty-five important works of American art from Richard M. Scaife, a Pittsburgh...

  • FROM HOMER TO HOPPER: EXPERIMENT AND INGENUITY IN AMERICAN ART

    2017.02.25

    This exhibition reflects the rich diversity of style and expression in American art created between 1870 and 1950. Assembled by the Phillips...

  • Adobe Photoshop Advanced Workshop

    2017.04.26

    Advanced Photoshop is for those who already accomplished basic masking and retouching tasks, but wish to further their Photoshop abilities and...

  • Living News Spring 2017

    2017.03.27

    Returning this spring for a limited engagement! Featuring three engaging actors who play multiple roles, Living News introduces controversial...

  • American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

    2017.03.03

    Step back in time in American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, the critically-acclaimed exhibit that brings the story of Prohibition...

  • New Exhibit: Powers of the President

    2016.07.22

    From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the...

  • Marcel Duchamp and the Fountain Scandal

    2017.04.01

    One hundred years ago, Duchamp’s Fountain turned the art world upside down. Was it art? A hoax? Join us as we celebrate the centennial of the...

  • Lino Tagliapietra: Painting in Glass

    2016.10.29

    Best known for his glass vessels, Lino Tagliapietra has also devoted himself to realizing two-dimensional glass works that match the scale and...

  • New South Asian Galleries

    2016.10.25

    In a complete transformation of our renowned South Asian galleries, one of the world’s most significant collections of art from the vast area...

  • American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

    2017.03.01

    Discover how a once-disparaged art form became an American phenomenon. This exhibition explores watercolor painting’s remarkable rise in...

  • ART CLASS WITH KARL J. KUERNER

    2017.03.15

    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...

  • Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form

    2017.03.18

    Featuring a collection of previously undiscovered work by Charles Sheeler, Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography and Sculptural...

  • Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

    2017.02.04

    From radiant blue to fiery red, living frogs offer a glimpse of the vast palette of frog diversity. Frogs are found on nearly every environment on...

  • Gut Busters Comedy Event

    2017.04.26

    First annual comedy event to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation presented by our Young Professionals’ Committee. Tickets are...

  • Geek Out Game Show!

    2017.04.26

    Are you a science whiz with a competitive streak? Put your knowledge to the test in the ultimate geek game show! Fast, funny and fascinating,...

  • Inis Nua Theatre Co Presents Swallow by Stef Smith

    2017.04.26

    Inis Nua Theatre Company presents the American Premiere of Swallow, by Scottish playwright Stef Smith from April 26 to May 14 at the Proscenium...

  • Hand To God

    2017.03.31

    The good children of Cypress, Texas are taught to obey the Bible in order to evade Satan’s hand, but all hell breaks loose when Jason’s...

  • BalletX Spring Series 2017

    2017.04.26

    BalletX, Philadelphia’s Premier Contemporary Ballet and Resident Dance Company of The Wilma Theater, uses the language of classical ballet...

  • 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...

  • Magic in the Ancient World

    2016.04.16

    Protective amulets, incantation bowls, curse tablets, powerful rings, magical stones and anatomical votives—these objects and more, once...


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