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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

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!

This Comprehensive Plan will be the basis for guiding future zoning changes and ordinances.

The Village Board needs to hear from you!

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

For scheduled Village of Chester Comprehensive Plan Committee sessions plese see:

Offical Village of Chester Comprehensive Plan webpage:


Village of Chester, NY Comprehensive Plan Facebook page:


The Village of Chester Comprehensive Plan Work Session Schedule for the balance of 2018.

Chester Historical Society membership application.

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