The Chester County Historical Society is a medium-sized museum with a research library and archives.

Its bylaws serve as a useful model for organizations of any size and can be adapted appropriately for the unique needs of any museum or similar institution.

The bylaws outline the purpose of the society, provide basic guidelines for membership, and overview gifts to the society. Other issues such as general operations, liability, and insurance are also addressed.

Most importantly, these bylaws outline the composition of the board, define the role and responsibilities of board chairs, and explain how the board should operate and function.

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