West Chester, PA. Chester County History Center (CCHC) will hold its 4th Annual Halloween Ball on October 29, 2022. This year’s event, Le Cirque, is themed after the circus and seeks to evoke childhood memories, nostalgia, wondrous experiences, and how they are integral to our personal history. Enhancing the experience this year, the event will be packed with fun activities, surprise performances by circus professionals from Airplay Entertainment, fine fare by Spence Café, an interactive photo booth, and live music. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and raise their paddles in support of the History Center’s educational programs and collection preservation.
This year, the event is co-chaired by sisters Sarah Piola Papenhausen and Amanda Piola Nichols who are working on event preparations along with an enthusiastic event committee and CCHC staff. Sarah Piola Papenhausen expressed: “The Chester County History Center is an important part of our community and deserves our support in its goal of preserving history. I have been involved in the Halloween Ball Gala for several years and it never disappoints. We are excited to share this year’s theme of “Le Cirque” and hope to see you in costume on October 29th.”
Conor Hepp, President of the History Center, who is actively engaged in all aspects of the planning, expressed great enthusiasm for this year’s event: “The Halloween Ball is one of the premier events in our region. This year’s theme couldn’t be more perfect. It conveys the darkness of the season and the fun of the event. Plan your
costume, plan for fun, and plan to support a great cause.”
The event will be held at Chester County History Center on October 29, 2022, from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Tickets are available for purchase through the History Center’s website www.MyCCHC.org/halloweenball
The Halloween Ball seeks to bring awareness to the History Center’s mission and commitment to the community. Through educational programs, experiences, and access to their vast collection, CCHC connects diverse residents and visitors to ideas that illustrate how Chester County, its history, and its community are relevant to the larger story of our nation. All event proceeds from the event directly benefit the preservation and permanence of 300 years of Chester County history through the continued operations of the History Center serving constituents of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds through accessible and equitable opportunities for participation in educational programs, exhibits, and activities.
Chester County History Center has been committed for 130 years to the diverse community of Chester County, the preservation of its history, and the continued effort to be a resource for history makers. Dedicated to its mission to Link Past to Present, to Inspire Future, Chester County History Center serves more than 15,000+ community members who engage with CCHC through Museum visits, research in our Library and Photo Archives, participation in virtual and in-person programming for youth and adults, and special events each year.
Amanda Piola Nichols & Sarah Piola Papenhausen, event co-chairs
Halloween Ball Scary Clown in front of Chester County History Center
Halloween Ball Scary Clown in front of the Courthouse
Halloween Ball Scary Clown at CCHC’s Exhibit
Photo credits: Pachy Banks-Cabral