Welcome to the Chadds Ford Historical Society!
For 50 years the Chadds Ford Historical Society has been preserving history, providing education and serving the community. Our three 18th century houses are the central point for living history programs and education. Throughout the year we host a variety of programs including a Spring Lecture Series, Tavern Nights, Escape Brandywine and Plein Air artist Paint Out. Our family oriented events have become a community tradition. In 2020 we are pleased to host: Chadds Ford Days and the Great Pumpkin Carve. The Society also offers educational programs, summer camps and group tours. We invite you to visit us at our Barn Visitors Center to view special exhibits and learn more about the Chadds Ford area.
Upcoming Events and Programs
2020 'Paint Out Chadds Ford' Plein Air Event
The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting its 12th annual Plein Air art event from February 6th though 8th. During each day, Mid-Atlantic artists will brave the chilly weather and paint scenes around the Brandywine Valley.
On Saturday, they will frame the 'still wet' paintings and hang them in the Visitor Center exhibit and meeting rooms. That evening from 6pm - 8pm, the Society will host a special Artist Reception where guests can meet the artists, discuss their creations and purchase the artwork. Light refreshments, wine and beer are being served. Artwork will be on display and available for purchase through March 14th, 2019.
For more information, or to apply as an artist click HERE
The Historical Society is offering several chances to come and enjoy our Escape Brandywine escape room. If you and your family are looking for a fun activity to do together during the holiday season come out and escape together!
For more information and tickets click here
Visit our historic houses decorated for the season as we celebrate the Christmas spirit! Experience the culinary history of colonial America. Sample beverages along with sweet and savory foods from original 18th century recipes. Tours include the John Chads House and Springhouse, Barns-Brinton House along with Visitors Center activities. Click to learn more.