Chester Postcards & Three Chester Notables

The "golden age" for post cards in the U.S. was from the 1880s through the 1930s, and Chester was no exception. Nature, schools, factories, churches and people were often popular subjects. In this year's exhibit, we share 200+ post cards from the Chester Historical Society's collection and from several local deltiologists (post card collectors). See Chester as it was in the early 20th century!

We also showcase three diverse people whose stories impacted both Chester and places beyond.

Hugh Spencer - Photographer and illustrator, who lived most of his adult years in Chester

Constance Baker Motley - Civil Rights crusader and judge, whose weekend and vacation home was in Chester for many years. 

The Leatherman - "Man of Mystery" who appeared in Chester every 34 days. Our exhibit includes a lifesize wooden sculpture of him (get your photo taken next to him!).