Chester Made: Archaeology and Identity: Connecting People and Things

20 - 21 Apr 2018
MJ Freed Theater, 515 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA 19103


Community members enjoy the festivities at the first Arts Loop in downtown Chester. Photo by Mark Garvin.

In conjunction with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council’s (PHC) Chester Made Cultural Exploration Zone, Chester Made historians and residents will come together for a lecture and workshop about the Chester community and its stories. Participants will discuss Chester’s secret underground passages and share stories about a personal artifact with historical archeologist Rebecca Yamin. The workshop will recognize how objects connect to the past and create a profile of the community “not clouded in myth.”

This event is free and open to the public. Register here.

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council's (PHC) Chester Made Cultural Exploration Zone engages the community in the collection, interpretation, and revitalization of Chester's underground history in the downtown cultural district and corridor, through programs with interdisciplinary practitioners in history, creative placemaking, and urbanism. Utilizing historical research and community input gathered during a series of interpretive programs and community-curated events, PHC is putting forth new city narratives and expanding its digital Cultural Asset Map, and the project will culminate in a community festival inspired by Chester's history.