Pride of Place follows on from and expands our 2016 project and exhibition, 7000 acres: a residents' history of Londonderry Township. Western Chester County and its constitutive communities are often not included in arts and cultural mappings within Chester County, neighboring Lancaster County, or - more broadly - in Pennsylvania and neighboring Delaware.
This project and exhibition seeks to challenge and change this situation and to explore the problem of arts and culture gaps in geographies, particularly with respect to suburban-exurban-rural areas such as our own.
Anyone with a connection to this territory (and you are welcome to define its bounds yourself!) is invited to participate:
Do you have an object that has pride of place in your home? Maybe a special photograph, a favorite painting, a keepsake, a trophy, or something completely unexpected?
Pride of place is an exhibition of photographs and descriptions of these special items for the communities in our surrounding area.
To take part
• Take a photograph of your object in the place it usually lives and bring or email this to us, along with a short text explaining why it’s special to you.
• Your text could be just a few words, or up to a long paragraph or two, or three.
• Please include your name, and your town/municipality.
• Due date: submit these materials to us on or before March 1, 2019
What has pride of place for us all, here in Western Chester County?
A note to Community Organizations in Western Chester County (libraries, historical committees, etc.):
We would love to partner with you. If you would like us to help spread the word, and/or to be an exhibition partner, and possibly to provide space for satellite components of this project, please get in touch!