Getting to know resident Chester historian Twyla “Ms. T” Simpkins
We spend a lot of time listening to what's going on in Overtown, so we'll do our best to keep you up-to-date here!
Women’s History Month at the YES Center 2022
Chester’s community historian and founding director of the YES Center, Twyla Simpkins, aka Ms. T, is pleased to make available the stories of ten amazing women who work tirelessly to better the quality of life in our city.
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.
2022 MLK Day of Service
On Monday, January 17th, Chester Made helped host the 2022 Chester MLK Day of Service. This year's activities include a variety of online experiences and will engage audience members via live Zoom segments, pre-recorded materials, and plenty of resources and reflections to celebrate and promote the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.