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The Chester Historical Society’s mission is to:

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. Exhibit collections of artifacts, pictures, newspapers and recorded oral histories to the general public.

Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents as a nonprofit education corporation.

 


Please send any corrections, updates, comments or suggestions to us at:  chester_historical@mac.com


Accouncements and events are posted on:





Local links - Chester, Village of:


          3 Mama's and Mike, 35 Brookside Ave, Chester, NY 10918     www.3mamasandmike.com

          Allan’s Falafel, 115 Main Street, Chester, NY 10918, Tel: (845) 469-1714     www.allansfalafel.net

          Mary T. Altobelli Artist/Painter    www.altobelly.com

          Bodles Opera House Closed 2009


          The Castle Fun Center   thecastlefuncenter.com

          Chester Alumni Association    www.chsnyalumni.com

          Chester Fire Department     http://www.chesterfiredepartment.com/index.html

          Chester, Village of, web site    http://villageofchesterny.com/

          Crock & Jar,  Food Preservationist      www.crockandjar.com

          The Green Onion, Market-Events-Education hudsonvalleygreenonion.com  

          Let Floral Cottage be your first choice for flowers.     Closed 2011


          Scott V. Foley Realtors   www.scottfoleyrealtors.com

          Greenwald Law Offices   www.greenwaldlaw.com

          Hambletonian House Bed & Breakfast    www.hambletonian-house.com

          Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Chester    www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/hpnes

          Kiwanis Club of Chester    chesterkiwanisclub.com

          Knoll Crest Apartments    http://www.knollcrestapts.com

          Mac Media USA   www.macmedia.com

          Northeast Farm Access, Chester Agricultural Center   nefarmaccess.com/selected-project-profiles/chester-agricultural-center

          Rise & Root Farm     www.riseandrootfarm.com

          Rushing Duck Brewing Company      www.rushingduck.com

          Rustic Wheelhouse, 39 Main Street, Chester, NY 10918     rusticwheelhouse.com

     Shoprite of Chester Plaza         www.shoprite.com

          Village of Chester, 47 Main Street, Chester New York 10918    www.villageofchesterny.com


Local links - Sugar Loaf:

          Artisan Discovery Foundation: The Mission: Help break the cycle of poverty, abuse, and exploitation experienced by women and girls worldwide through educational training, and development of sustainable micro-industry.    www.artisandiscovery.org

          Bertoni Gallery      is located in the lovely village of Sugar Loaf, NY, Orange County's original arts & crafts hamlet.   www.bertonigallery.com

          Fabco Power    www.fabcopower.com

          William J. Jenack Estate Appraisers & Auctioneers   www.jenack.com

          The Lycian Centre (Kings Theatre Company)    www.LycianCentre.com

          The Preservation Collective - Orange County, New York:    http://www.thepreservationcollective.org/

          G. Schirmer, Inc.    www.schirmer.com

          Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce    Orange County's original Art & Craft Hamlet   www.sugarloafnychamber.com

         Sugar Loaf Guild : journeymen full time working artists and artisans     www.sugarloafguild.org

          This page displays aesthetic items and structures that were made in Sugar Loaf by a long list of successful resident artists along with a few examples of outside artists who have maintained a close and important relationship with the hamlet: www.sugarloafguild.org/Sugar_Loaf_Historical_Museum.aspx?frm=mVrt

          Sugar Loaf Historical Society   www.sugarloafhistoricalsociety.com


Local links - Chester, Town of:

          Bellvale Bruderhof in Chester, New York is the home of Community Playthings and Rifton Equipment

          Chester Public Library:    chesterpubliclibrary.org

          Chester Schools:    www.ChesterUFSD.org

          Chester, Town of, Web Site   www.chester-ny.gov

          Dirty Boots Farm     www.dirtybootsfarm.com

          The Dominion House Bed & Breakfast   www.thedominionhouse.com

          Educational Music Service is the leading supplier of purchasable, printed music   www.emsmusic.com     

          HomePCTechnician.    www.homepctechnician.com

          Peace and Carrots Farm     www.peaceandcarrotsfarm.com      

            Pine Hill Farm     www.pinehillfarmvegetables.com

           The Rock Sports Park     www.therocksportspark.com


          Roe Orchards tinyurl.com/zkf4ak6

          Silver Stream Winery        Closed 2010     www.SilverStreamWinery.com

          Sun Sprout Farm     www.sunsproutfarm.com

           Tele Vue Optics, Inc.            www.televue.com



Local worship:

          Bruderhof Communities is an intentional Christian community. Belvale Road, Chester, NY 10918    www.bruderhof.com/en/where-we-are/united-states/bellvale  

          Calvary Assembly of God, 1118 Route 17 M, Monroe, NY 10950. 845-783-6677    www.calvarymonroe.org

          Craigville Bible Church, 789 Craigville Road, off Route 94. Worship, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sun. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. Call 469-4408.    www.craigvillebiblechurch.org

          First Presbyterian Church, 96 Main St. Sun. worship, 10 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. Nursery available. The Rev. Erin moore, pastor. Call 469-4877.    www.chespresny.com

          Holy Hills Church,  62 Main St, Chester, NY 10918 (845) 469-7033  Opened 2011

          New Life Worship Center Inc., http://new-life-worship-center.org Moved 2009

          Saint Columba Roman Catholic Church, 27 High Street, Chester, 10918, (845)469-2108   parishesonline.com/scripts/hostedsites/org.asp?p=5&ID=10188

          St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 101 Main St., Sun. service, 9 a.m. Church school at 9 a.m., coffee hour follows. The Holy Eucharist and healing prayer, 7 p.m. Wed. Call the Rev. Wayne Nicholson, 469-2616.    www.stpaulschester.org


Local news media:

          cable6tv   www.cable6tv.com

          The Chronicle newspaper    http://chroniclenewspaper.com

          The Florida Onion newspaper http://warwickinfo.net/floridaonion/

          Independent Republican, 132 W Main St, Goshen, NY 10924


          Newsday Hudson Valley News  newyork.newsday.com/hudson/

          Orange County Post, 17 Goshen Ave, Washingtonville, NY 10992    www.ocpostsentinel.com

          The Times Herald Record newspaper  www.recordonline.com

          WTBQ,  Independent Radio Station Serving All of Orange County and Northern New Jersey    www.wtbq.com


Regional links:

          Delaware-hudson Land Surveyors Association, Inc.   www.dhlsa.org

          EPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program:       www.epa.gov/region7/toxics/index.htm

          New York State:   www.ny.gov

          Earthquake Information for New York     neic.usgs.gov/neis/states/new_york

          Hambletonian Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay: www.hambletonianmarathon.com

          Mid-Hudson Historic Destinations: http://midhudsonhistoricdestinations.com

            Mucking it up in Muckville Want to know what life is like on a working conventional onion farm, and the day to day musings of a real life onion farmer? muckville.com

           Orange County Government:    www.co.orange.ny.us

          Orange County Land Trust:      www.oclt.org

          Orange County Mineral Society, 254 Rt.17k Ste 204 Newburgh NY 12550 www.orangecountymineralsocietynewyork.com

            Orange County Tourism    www.orangetourism.org

          Orange County Water Authority N.Y.:    http://waterauthority.orangecountygov.com


History links:

          America's Lost Colleges  www.lostcolleges.com    

           Appalachian National Scenic Trail    www.nps.gov/appa/

          Bellvale, New York:   www.bellvale.net

          1906 History of the Canal System of the State of New York   www.history.rochester.edu/canal/bib/whitford/old1906/

          Colorado Digitization Program   www.cdpheritage.org/

          Earthquake History of New York:    neic.usgs.gov/neis/states/ new_york/new_york_history.html

          Gillinder Glass Museum & Store   www.gillinderglassstore.com/Gillinder.htm

          Gomez Mill House   www.gomez.org

          Goshen Public Library and Historical Society    www.rcls.org/gplhs

          Harness Racing Museum &  Hall of Fame    http://www.harnessmuseum.com/

          Heritage Health Index    www.heritagehealthindex.org

          Heritage New York Program:    http://www.heritageny.state.ny.us/

          Town of  Highlands Historical Society    www.highlandshistory.org

          Historical Marker Database with many local entries.  www.hmdb.org

          Hudson River Valley Heritage website provides online access to historical materials from New York State's Hudson River Valley.      www.hrvh.org

          Hudson River Valley Institute   www.hudsonrivervalley.net

          Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area   www.hudsonrivervalley.com

          Incorporated Orange County Chapter Of The New York State Archeological Association   ioccnysaa.blogspot.com

          International Council of Museums  icom.museum

          Lenni Lenape Historical Society.   www.lenape.org

          Cyndi's List - Maps, Gazetteers & Geographica...:   http://www.CyndisList.com/maps.htm

          Historic USGS Maps of New England & New York:   http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/nhtopos.htm


          Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life:   http://www.meadowcroftmuseum.org/

          Minisink Valley Historical Society   www.minisink.org

          Monroe Historical Society    www.monroehistoryny.org

          Museum Village at Old Smith's Clove   www.museumvillage.org

          New York State Archaeological Association    nyarchaeology.org/nysaa/

          New York State Historic Sites    nysparks.state.ny.us/hist

          New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center    dmna.state.ny.us/historic/mil-hist.htm


          The Historical Society of  Newburgh Bay & the Highlands   www.newburgh-ny.com/crawford_house

          Neversink Valley Area Museum   www.neversinkmuseum.org

          Preservation League of New York State:   www.preservenys.org/

          Orange County Firefighters Museum    ocfm.us

          Orange County Historical Society    http://orangecountyhistoricalsociety.org

          Orange County Roads:   www.upstatenyroads.com/counties/orange.htm

          Rockefeller Archives    racweb.rockarch.org/rockrelated/default.asp?include=wordsearch.htm

          Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum   www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu

          Sloatsburg Historical Society:    www.sloatsburgny.com/History.htm

          Sugar Loaf Historical Society   www.sugarloafhistoricalsociety.com

          Tuxedo Historical Society   www.tuxedohistoricalsociety.org

          The Historical Society of the Town of Warwick, New York:   www.warwickhistoricalsociety.org

          West Point Museum   www.usma.edu/museum

          Warwick Valley History    www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/Factsandhistory/History/Main.htm

          Woodbury Historical Society  



Historic Resources links:

          Gravestone Preservation & Restoration     www.gravestonepreservation.info

          North Park University: Using Historical Sources   www.northpark.edu/history/Classes/Basics/UsingSources.html

          The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)       www.cr.nps.gov/habshaer/habs/

          Online Historical Marker Database    www.hmdb.org

          BBC History Trail    www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/index.shtml

          The Hudson Valley Heritage Digital Initiative:   http://www.hudsonvalleyheritage.org/about/index.html

          International Council of Museums  icom.museum

          The Library of Congress Research resourses   www.loc.gov/rr

          Lower Hudson Conference - Elmsford, NY:   http://www.lowerhudsonconference.org/

          Cyndi's List - Maps, Gazetteers & Geographica...:   http://www.CyndisList.com/maps.htm

          Historic USGS Maps of New England & New York:   http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/nhtopos.htm

          Library of Congress Maps created prior to 1800:    www.sunysb.edu/libmap/nypath2.htm

          NYS Office for Historic Preservation:    www.nysparks.state.ny.us/shpo/

          New York State and the Civil War    http://localhistory.morrisville.edu/sites/

          Northeast Document Conservation Center, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA 01810-1494    www.nedcc.org

          Obsolete place names in NY:    www.rootsweb.com/~nygenweb/places/names.htm

          Preservation News, a blog by Susan Roth of Monroe, NY    www.preservationnews.com

          How to Organize and Conduct Oral History Interviews   www.indiana.edu/~cshm/techniques.html

          Access to thousands of historic  maps, postcards and prints offered, registration required, by Real Estate Solutions at: www.real-estate-solution.com/HistoricPrints

          Scrapbook.com, a website dedicated to the preservation and protection of photos, documents, and valuable papers worldwide. www.scrapbook.com/articles/preservation-of-photos-documents-papers

          The Textile Museum   www.textilemuseum.org



Genealogical links:

          Ancestry Family Tree Creator     trees.ancestry.com/

            Family History Center:    http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/default.asp

          Family Tree DNA project:   www.familytreedna.com

           Grave:    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs&

          American Memory from the Library of Congress:    http://memory.loc.gov/

          Middletown Thrall Library Obituary Database:    http://thrall.org/obitdb/search.htm

          New York Genealogy:    http://www.accessgenealogy.com/newyork/index.htm

          Orange County Genealogy Society, 101 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924      www.ocgsny.org

          Orange County, NY Genealogy Forum:    http://genforum.genealogy.com/ny/orange/

          Orange County, New York  genealogical addresses & websites.      www.mynewyorkgenealogy.com/ny_county/ora.htm

          Changes in Town Names in New York State:    http://www.rootsweb.com/~nygenweb/places/names.htm

          Historical United States Census Data Browser:   http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/census/

          Getting Started With Genealogy on the Web         www.vodien.com/blog/education/getting-started-genealogy-web.php


Railroad links:

     ERIE LACKAWANNA Dining Car Preservation Society       www.eldcps.org

          Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Scrapbook:    http://lhr.railfan.net/

          Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society   www.nyow.org

          Existing Railroad Stations in New York State:   ny.existingstations.com/

          Tri-States Railway Preservation Society   minisink.org/tsrps.htm

          International Railway Links    www.trainnet.org/irl/rwlinksNUM.htm

           Northeastern Region of National Model Railroad Association, Inc.       www.nmra.org/regions/northeastern-region

          Protecting your Model Cars - Trains - and Planes     www.carcovers.com/resources/protect-your-model-cars-trains-planes.html



Supplies links:

          Archival Suppliers   www.archivalsuppliers.com

          We at FotoRestorations provide photographic Restoration, Enhancement and Archiving Services.   www.fotorestorations.com

           Gaylord Archival, PO Box 4901, Syracuse, NY 13221-4901     www.gaylord.com

          www.recycles.org  Recycling and Reuse to Benefit the Non-Profit Sector in the Classroom and for the Office since 1994   www.recycles.org



Cyber links:

          DMV Forms:    http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/forms.htm

          Federal Trade Commission - The Do Not Call Registry:    http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/donotcall/index.html

          The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home.    www.donotcall.gov

          QuickTime Player:    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/products/qt/http://www.apple.com/quicktime/products/qt/

          WeGoPlaces.com (tourist attractions):   www.wegoplaces.com/Attraction_39576.aspx


Other Chester Historical Societies:

Chester Historical Society, Connecticut:www.chesterhistoricalsociety.org

Chester Historical Society, Massachusetts:http://www.chestermass.com/Chester_Historical_Society/chester_historical_society.html

Chester Historical Society, New Hampshire:http://chesterhistorical.org/

Chester Historical Society, New Jersey: http://historicchesternj.com/

Historical Society of the Town of Chester, Chestertown, Warren County, NY:  http://www.townofchesterny.org/historical-society.html

Chester County Historical Society, Pennsylvania: http://www.cchs-pa.org/index.php

Chester County Historical Society, Chester, South Carolina: http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/historgs/rptlistorgs_1Page15.html

Chester District Historical Society, Richburg, South Carolina:    http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/historgs/rptlistorgs_1Page15.html

Chester Historical Society, Vermont: http://www.vmga.org/windsor/chesterhs.html

Chester History and Heritage, Chester City and District, Cheshire, England:http://www.chester.gov.uk/tourism_and_leisure/culture_and_leisure/chester_history_and_heritage.aspx


Page Updated 2017-02-06 by Clifton Patrick, Town of Chester Historian




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