To preserve the properties, records, and artifacts; to interpret the history; to educate the public concerning the way of life in the Chadds Ford area with emphasis on the eighteenth century.


To accomplish this mission, the Society:

  • Preserves and maintains the John Chads House and Barns-Brinton House
  • Operates and maintains the CFHS Barn Visitors Center
  • Performs historical research and collection of records and artifacts of the region
  • Educates the community on local history and related topics
  • Demonstrates past domestic skills and lifestyles of the region
  • Sponsors several events including Valley Jamoboree, Chadds Ford Days, The Great Pumpkin Carve and Candlelight Christmas
  • Supports local community events
  • Supports preservation activities in the community
  • Raises the funds necessary to carry out the above activities.


The vision of the Chadds Ford Historical Society is to be the finest community historical society, preserving the history and interpreting the life and times of the Chadds Ford area. The Society aspires to be known for providing excellent educational opportunities to visitors, schools and residents, as well as being an active supporter of and a focal point for community activities.