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The Downingtown Area Historical Society's mission is to preserve and promote the history of the Downingtown area through an extensive archives, oral programs, displays, publications and social media.  We are an all-volunteer organization headquartered in the ca. 1709 Ashbridge House located at 849 East Lancaster Avenue (next to the Chick-Fil-A Restaurant) in East Caln Township just east of the Downingtown Borough line.

The Historical Society serves the Downingtown community over an area which covers approximately the region bounded by the Downingtown Area School District and includes Downingtown Borough, and the townships of East Brandywine, East Caln, Upper Uwchlan, Uwchlan, Wallace, West Bradford, and West Pikeland.

We are open 12 PM - 3 PM the first and third Sundays of each month, and we can also arrange to be open on other occasions if you contact us beforehand at:, or call 610-269-1709

Board of Directors
President:  Jim Sundman
Vice President:  Phil Dague
Recording Secretary:  
Treasurer:  Lauren Fagan
Officers:  Mike Dunn, Jordan Staub, Christine Nagle
Presidents Emeritus:  Roger Grigson, Parry Desmond

Historical Society's By-laws (read)

Historical Society's Strategic Plan (read)

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