Carla Westerman

Carla Westerman is a freelance writer who has lived in Chester County for 25 years. She is the author and photographer of the pictorial guide Chadds Ford: History, Heroes and Landmarks. She has written features and news for regional magazines and newspapers since 1980 and enjoys writing about people, art, history, food, and travel. Carla was a food writer for a decorative arts magazine while living in Hong Kong. She speaks four languages and works as a consultant leading cross-cultural seminars for business executives.

Carla Westerman's Articles


  • National Bank of Malvern

    National Bank of Malvern

    125 years of thinking small



    Not many banks are in a celebratory mood this year given the upheavals on Wall Street. But one small Chester County bank…
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  • Nemours

    Nemours

    French opulence and American ingenuity



    It took just 18 months to build the Nemours mansion after ground was broken in 1909 on a 300-acre site north of…
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  • The Four Horsemen

    The Four Horsemen

    On the trail of Virginia’s presidential gentry



    They look stiff and sedentary in their formal portraits, but in fact our Founding Fathers were vigorous young men when they launched…
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