Welcome to the Chichester Historical Society's Website
The Chichester Historical Society (CHS) recently acquired and completed extensive renovations to the Ogden one-room schoolhouse, located in Upper Chichester Twp. To complement the restoration, CHS plans to collect information and photographs of the school and its former students for publication in a digital booklet. Plans for the book include a page for each student with their photos and remembrances.

If you are a former student of the Ogden School or you have information, photos, newspaper clippings, or stories of the schoolhouse that you would like to share for the booklet, please contact one of the following:
James Holland
tel: 610-497-4070
Ed Holland
tel: 609-654-5605
e-mail: 1roomos@gmail.com
Cyndi Charney
tel: 610-497-5512
e-mail: ccharneyathome@aol.com

updated 5/2017

Organization Description

Chichester Historical Society (CHS), which encompasses the surrounding Chichester area, including Lower Chichester, Marcus Hook, Trainer and Upper Chichester was founded back in the 1980’s. More recently it has grown and solidified as an organization. Over the last few years the organization has developed a strong foundation with its members, who are not only interested in the rich history of Chichester but also interested in sharing its history with the public as well as working with the different entities of the townships to create awareness and help preserve the heritage of Chichester.

Our commitment to working with the public can be seen in some of our recent projects; CHS has participated in the ‘Passport to History’ program where we teamed up with local schools to encourage children to visit local historic sites during their summer vacation. We have worked to save an iconic Springhouse. Set up and ran a very successful walking tour in Marcus Hook. Also, one of our important projects was working with Upper Chichester Township to pass an ordinance that requires the application for a Historic Structure Demolition Permit prior to the demolition of a historic property.

CHS is proud of its accomplishments and will strive to continue its work with the community as a partner, creating awareness and preserving our local history.