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Chester Historical Society

Orange County, New York

2018 Schedule of Chester Historical Society events:

Business meeting on the first Wednesdays. 7pm. (Annual Meeting replaces regular January business meeting.)

2018 Annual Meeting . 2 pm Saturday January 20

Yard Sale Donations accepted at the 1915 Erie Station every Saturday 10-Noon until May 26th.

Newsletter - submission deadlines: February 28; March 15; July 15; Nov 15.

26th Annual Yard Sale Donations accepted every Saturday, March 3rd to May 27th from 9am-12 noon at the 1915 Erie Station. (The sale will be on Saturday, June 9th)

     Please, no: dirty items, textbooks, computers, clothing, upholstered furniture, used personal care items, Baby car seats, mattresses, or pieces too large or heavy for one person to carry.

Chester Public Library Volunteer Fair. Friday April 21st at the Chester Public Library from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Spring Cleaning at the Station:  9 am to noon±.

Chester's Erie Station 2018 Exhibit "Celebrating Changes of the Last Twenty Years" Every Saturday May – October

Raise the Roof Fundraiser - Help fix our 103 year old Erie Train Station roof leaks. The Chester Diner will donate 10% of you check Tuesday, May 21, 2018, 4:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m.     

26th Annual Yard Sale. Saturday June 9th

     Donations accepted every Saturday, March 3rd to May 27th from 9am-12 noon at the 1915 Erie Station.

New York - Path Through History Weekends:

     Spring - on Father's Day weekend (June 16-17, 2018)

     Fall - on Columbus Day weekend (October 6-8, 2018) History Week

Chester Alumni Dinner. July 21st at the Salisbury Mills Firehouse.


Chester NY Music Series 2018 www.facebook.com/Chester-NY-Music-1640059612754650/

Tuesday Nights 7:00 - 9:00 pm - In lot behind Chester Village Hall

     June 19th - Feast of Friends - Doors Cover Band

     June 26th - Smoothology - R & B

     July 3rd - Hillbilly Parade - Country

     July 10th - Elissa Jones Band

     July 17th - Bruce Katz Band (Formerly of the Greg Allman Band (Featuring Chris Vitiello on Guitar)

     July 24th - Swing Shift Orchestra - Big Band

    Bill Perry Music festival – Sunday, July 29 in Downtown Chester. 

          (Spirit of the Mountain Drum Singers; Fred & Brad Scribner; Dan Brother; Scholship Ceremony; Rambling Redden Review; Slam Allen)

     July 31st - Hurley Mountain Highway - Classic Rock

     August 7th - Somerville - Rock and Roots Music

     August 14th - Jerry The Bulldog - R&B and Original

     August 21st.. Black Dirt Bandits - Modern Country

"Mules, Mountains, and Movies," Sunday, August 12th at 2:00 - at the Historic 1915 Erie Train Station. A presentation by Bob McCue on the changes bought by Orange County's golden age of transportation.

CHS Penny Social. September 14, 2018 - New Location: Town of Chester Recreation Building, "New Chester Senior Center," 81 Laroe Road, Chester, NY 10918 - doors open at 5:45 - calling starts at 7pm!

Joker's Fundraiser. 8:00 p.m. September 29th. Featuring "Gemini" at GW's, 78 Brookside Ave, Chester, NY 10918

Village of Chester's first Comprehensive Plan Sessions

www.villageofchesterny.com/comprehensive-plan & Village of Chester Comprehensive Plan Work Session Schedule

CHS Dutch Treat Dinner & Raffle Drawing  Nov. 13, 6 p.m. (drawing at 7±) at the Rustic Wheelhouse Restraunt, 39 Main St,

Chester’s 3rd Annual Holiday Lights Parade, Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Parade begins at 6pm. Main St to Hudson St to Maple Ave.  Village of Chester Community Association and The Village of Chester . Contact: holidaygaradelmail.com

Chester's 26th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Caroling & Open House. - 4:30 pm Sunday, December 9.

2019 Annual Meeting . 2 pm Saturday January 19 (Snow date 20)


2019 Exhibit TBA - Sent your ideas to chester_historical@mac.com

Also: check our Calendar of events!

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