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Chester Historical Society

Orange County, New York

1915 Erie Station, Chester’s Local History Museum Open 10 am - 2 pm Saturdays; 1 - 3 pm Sundays

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.




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Election of Chester Historical Society officers for 2023 will take place at the January Annual Meeting.


The nominating committee presents the following 2023 officer candidates for the society:


Office                  Nominee

President               Nancy Hom George

1st Vice President      Debby Lu Vadala-Adams

2nd Vice President      Bill Schilling

Recording Secretary     Georgina Robillard

Corresponding Secretary Lynn Berenberg

Treasurer               Sue Bahren


There being no nominations from the floor, a motion was made, seconded, and passed for the Recording Secretary cast one ballot for the slate as presented.


Congratulaions to Chester Historical Society's 2023 Officers!