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Chester County Historical Society Celebrates US Presidents


Monday, August 13, 2012

(West Chester, PA) Did you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the White House or how U.S. presidents are really elected?
Join Chester County Historical Society members and friends for two engaging talks about intriguing aspects of the U.S. presidency. On Wednesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. Walter Eckman will entertain us with his passion about “Everything Presidential.” This casual chat will highlight the personal lives of U.S. presidents since George Washington. From modest and lofty circumstances, these men have politically shaped our nation’s history and left behind a trail of intriguing interests and new traditions. Eckman’s recently published book Meet the Presidents will be available.
For an intriguing look at presidential strategy, John Turner, history professor emeritus of West Chester University, will share insights into the seemingly mysterious workings of the Electoral College on Wednesday, October 24 at 6 p.m. Entitled, “One Vote for the Electoral College,” the talk will review the origins of the Electoral College, briefly examine its present operation, proposed changes and why it should be preserved despite its many deficiencies.
Both talks will be held at Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380. Admission is free for CCHS members and volunteers, $5 for non-members. For more information or to rsvp, call 610-692-4800 or e-mail rsvp@chestercohistorical.org.
The Chester County Historical Society is a not-for-profit educational institution whose mission is to promote an understanding of the history of Chester County and southeastern Pennsylvania by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting that history and its relationship to the region, and nation beyond, to audiences of all ages and interests. For more information, call 610-692-4800 or visit ChesterCoHistorical.org.