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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.

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°

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. What makes Chester Chester? How will Chester maintain its unique sense of place? How will the village deal with changes in traffic? How will the 17M strip develop? What impact will nearby major developments such LegoLand or Township of Palm Tree affect the village? Why are you in Chester? What keeps you here? What about Chester would you move away?

The Village Board needs to hear from you!

The Village of Chester Second Comprehensive Plan Visioning session

Monday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m.

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

Offical Village of Chester Comprehensive Plan webpage: