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Ann Preston, MD and the 1852 Pennsylvania Woman’s Rights Convention

1852 combo168 years ago on June 2nd and 3rd 1852, the Pennsylvania Woman’s Rights Convention occurred at Horticultural Hall, now home to the Chester County Historical Society. Ann Preston, MD delivered the main speech during the event. In her remarks she addressed the need for women to have equal educational and professional opportunities. Read more about the 1852 convention and Ann Preston in this month’s blog from the Chester County Archives. Click the image to the left. 

March 2020


Moses G. Hepburn and the Magnolia House

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Moses Garrison Hepburn opened his West Chester Magnolia House in 1866. The business not only served West Chester’s African American community, but it also elevated Hepburn’s status among those in the borough’s political and economic establishment. Read more about Hepburn and his Magnolia House in this month’s blog post from the Chester County Archives. Click the image to the left. 

February 2020