Getting to know resident Chester historian Twyla “Ms. T” Simpkins
Celebrating Arts & Culture in the City of Chester, PA
Chester Made is a humanities-based initiative to celebrate and promote arts and culture in Chester, PA and harness their power as a force for community revitalization.
Stories Make Chester
After months of working together, Chester Made advisors are ready to premiere their digitally archived stories about "What makes Chester home." Join the Pennsylvania Humanities Council for this exciting new initiative, and get ready to tell your own Chester story as part of this Chester Digital Storytelling project.
Ms. T's Corner
Welcome to Ms. T's Corner: Reflections of a lifelong Chester resident. Twyla, "Ms. T" Simpkins has been called "Chester's modern day historian." She brings to many projects the institutional memory as well as a profound understanding of both the local history of Chester and its place in the larger history of the region and country.
What Chester Makes, Makes Chester!
Community Is Everything
The Chester Made Institute and pop-up makerspace at 511 Avenue of the States is now a creative, cultural hub in the heart of the historic arts and culture district. It gives community members the chance to engage with one another, learn more about the city’s cultural assets and history, rebuild their downtown, and change perceptions about Chester. Chester Made is a community project of MJ Freed Theater and Pennsylvania Humanities Council, with funding from Spring Point Partners and support from people who live, work, and play in Chester.