Sunday, February 3, 2013

Black History Exhibit in Chester

Paul A. Bennett Publisher of the SPIRIT Media Group, Inc. and DCHS Board Member hosting the event

The Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) presented the first Black History Parade in Chester on Saturday, February 2, 2013 to celebrate Black History Month. The parade was followed by the Grand Opening of the Black History exhibit at the Museum of the History of Delaware County, 408 Avenue of the States in Chester. African Americans have long since been a part of Delaware County history and there is a rich array of artifacts on display at the museum. The exhibit will be open until March 31st. The Museum is open to the public on Wednesday and Friday, 9am-4pm; Thursday 1pm-6:30pm; and Saturday, 9am-2pm. Here are pictures from the event:

 Chester City Mayor John Linder looking at the Salute to the Chester Clippers historic basketball team from 1950-2013             

Cory Long with the PA Buffalo Soldiers motorcyclists
Chester Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.
Member of the 3rd Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry
Music by the Gospel Disciples of Chester
Chester Artist Van Buren Payne and Revolutionary War soldier Ned Hector re-enacted in full costume by Noah Lewis

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