Mugs and Music

Come for important conversation regarding our local food system and stay for Mugs and Music. A unique event that you cannot miss out on! See you all there.
7 – 10pm: “Mugs and Music”
Concert, beer tasting, food sampling, and mug sale! *

Mug and Cups made by 20 invited artists will be available for purchase (cash or check only)

  • Perfect for sampling brews!
  • 30% of mug sales will benefit the Chester County Buy Fresh, Buy Local chapter
  • Doors open at 7pm and music starts at 8pm
  • Come early to shop for the perfect mug, before someone else buys it!
Reservations are recommended for both events through the Chester County Historical Society. Call or visit the reception area during the museum shop hours, Tuesday – Saturday; 10am – 5pm; 610-692-4800, 225 North High Street, West Chester, PA, 19380.

Overlapping Exhibits at the Historical Society
We are pleased to announce that in conjunction with the Down to Earth events the Chester County Historical Society there is an antique mugs, cups and pitchers from their collection on display through February. The pearlware mug, , with its ode to a farmer, is an example of the Historical Society’s unique collection.
Entrance to this Historical Society’s exhibitions during both programs will be free of charge so do not miss the opportunity to view their outstanding permanent collection, explore the History Lab (an interactive activity area geared toward young people) and view the current exhibit What is Open Space? (October 24, 2008 – August 1, 2009). Made possible in part through the support of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Chester County Planning Commission. This timely and food systems-related exhibition examines the history of open space and land use in Chester County.
Mugs and Cups by regional artists:

Food Donors:
WHAT: Conversation and Concert
3 – 5pm (Community Conversation)
7 – 10pm (Concert)

225 North High Street, West Chester, PA
Contact: Claire Murray, Coordinator, Farmer, Buy Fresh Buy Local Chester County Chapter Coordinator
Lyla Kaplan, Coordinator, Potter
The 3nd Annual “Down to Earth” Exhibit, originally held at The Arts Scene, moves to Chester County Historical Society for a 2-part event on January 24, 2009 called “Our Cup Runneth Over.” Down to Earth Exhibit and Special Events are designed to celebrate connections between art, local food, & community.

3 – 5pm: “Abundance and Need in our Local Food System”

A panel of local food system experts will lead a discussion about the opportunities within Chester County, which 100 years ago was known as “the bread basket of Philadelphia.” Chester County is rich in wealth and prime agricultural soils, yet only a small percentage of our food comes from local sources. This panel will examine how we can overcome the barriers that prevent us from having access to a greater abundance of fresh, local produce.
  • FREE and open to the public
  • Handmade cups and mugs donated by regional artists will be for sale (cash or check only)
  • 100% of proceeds will go to the Chester County Gleaning Program to help support an organization that supplies healthy food to those with the greatest need
Short Presentations: