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Chester Historical Society

Orange County, New York



Visit the 1915 Erie Station, Chester’s Local History Museum Open 9 am - 1 pm Saturdays May - October at 19 Winkler Place, Chester, NY 10918 (gps coordinates: 41.3626°, -74.2702°)

Our mission is to promote the rich heritage of the Village and Town of Chester, New York through the acquisition, restoration and preservation of its historical places, documents and recordings of oral history; provide educational programs for school children, community organizations and all those individuals interested in local folklore and history; and exhibit collections of artifacts, pictures, newspapers and recorded oral histories to the general public.

The Village of Chester needs your ideas, knowledge and wisdom in crafting its first Comprehensive Plan!

The Village also needs to know what concerns, fears and hopes you have for the Village. This Comprehensive Plan will be the basis for guiding future zoning changes and ordinances.

The Village Board needs to hear from you!

The Village of Chester Comprehensive Plan Committee session

Date:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Time:  7:00 PM

Place:  Chester Village Hall

                 47 Main Street, Chester

Can't be there: Write or email: voccomments@frontier.com

Offical Village of Chester Comprehensive Plan webpage:


The 2018 Exhibit will be:

"Celebrating the Past Twenty Years of Chester"

Contact Norma Stoddard if you'd like to contribute or help in putting it together.