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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. 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 Third Comprehensive Plan Visioning session

Date:  Saturday, January 27, 2018

Time:  9:30 AM

Place:  Chester Senior Center, Behind the Public Library

           1784 Kings Highway, Chester.

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

Offical Village of Chester Comprehensive Plan webpage:


2018 Annual Meeting

Speakers announced for our Annual meeting on Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 pm at the 1915 Erie Railroad Station in Downtown Chester, at 19 Winkler Place. (Snow date Sunday, January 21) Following the meeting, there will be refreshments and speakers including Little Sun, Floyd Hicks, a Wawayanda Territory Ramapough Lenape Tribal Representative, giving a brief history of the Tribe along with a 15 minute video. Also speaking will be Evan T. Pritchard, a historian and scholar of Micmac ancestry, and author of “No Word for Time” and “Native New Yorkers- the Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York” and will discuss migratory along with a geographic explanation of Indigenous Tribes in the Hudson Valley. He will also have books available for sale. The third speaker will include Ramapough Lenape Nation Chief Dwaine Perry who will be speaking about contemporary issues regarding the Tribe.

Nominated for Officers, 2018 Term:

President - Bill Schilling

1st Vice President - Debby Lu Vadala-Adams

2nd Vice President - Judy Barry

Recording Secretary - Georgina Robillard

Corresponding Secretary - Norma Stoddard

Treasurer - Leslie Smith