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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

  • Access to Science: Opening the Doors to Autism

    2017.07.22

    Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University before the museum...

  • 2017 BVSPCA Critter Camp

    2017.06.12

    Come and play at the BVSPCA! BVSPCA Critter Camp is a week-long camp for children between the ages of 7-12. At camp, young animal...

  • Cabrini Youth Basketball Camp

    2017.05.24

    Boys & Girls Entering Grades: 4th-10th Location: Nerney Field House- Radnor, PA Monday, July 31, 2017 to Thursday,...

  • ANDREW WYETH: IN RETROSPECT

    2017.06.24

    To mark the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Seattle Art Museum will organize an...

  • 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...

  • EXHIBITION: Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect

    2017.06.24

    To mark the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, join us for an exhibition of over one hundred of his finest paintings and works on papers...

  • Cy Twombly’s Iliad

    2017.05.20

    Cy Twombly’s Fifty Days at Iliam returns to the Museum from a retrospective of the artist’s work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris....

  • Dino-mite Summer

    2017.07.05

    Explore your world and have a blast this summer at the Academy of Natural Sciences! You might meet living backyard dinosaurs (you call them birds),...

  • Emanation 2017

    2017.06.01

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

  • Backyard Adventures

    2017.06.09

    Step into a garden of wonders and experience the fascinating science that’s literally in your own backyard. Discover the amazing interactions...

  • At the Center: Masters of American Craft

    2016.08.20

    Explore works by ceramist Rudolf Staffel and woodturner David Ellsworth, two figures who have shaped and influenced American contemporary craft....

  • Backyard Adventures

    2017.06.09

    Step into a garden of wonders and experience the fascinating science that’s literally in your own backyard. Discover the amazing interactions...

  • A Passion for Glass: The Art of Collecting

    2017.07.08

    Inspired by the Museum of American Glass exhibition of Contemporary Art Glass Goblets, this show explores several different contemporary art...

  • Dina Innella - Leukemia Lymphoma - Summer Dance Benefit

    2017.07.22

      American Eonand Deck 5 Band   Summer 2017 Dance Party In Honor of Dina Innella for the Benefit of Leukemia Lymphoma...

  • 4th Annual Warship Olympia Tattoo Arts Convention

    2017.07.21

    The decks of Cruiser Olympia will be transformed into a weekend-long tattoo show, in partnership with Troy Timpel and Villain Arts. Guests can view...

  • Crab Leg Special at Gypsy Saloon

    2017.07.06

    Gypsy’s popular Two-Pound Snow Crab Leg special ends the week on a high note as diners are treated to two-pounds of Snow Crab Legs and French...

  • Art, Art Songs and Arias

    2017.07.22

    6:00pm Art Show and Reception 8:00pm Concert featuring:        Annie Hnatko - Soprano        Sarah Labov - Accompanist Proceeds to...

  • Around the World in 80 Days

    2017.07.07

    Hedgerow Theatre’s Summer Comedy: Around the World in 80 Days Hop aboard Phileas Fogg’s hot-air balloon as Hedgerow Theatre...

  • Ardmore Outdoor Movie Night: Sing

    2017.07.22

    Let’s all SING in Downtown Ardmore! July 22nd join your friends and neighbors for a FREE outdoor screening of SING, the movie, featuring...

  • 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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