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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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Maple Avenue School
The history and significance of the 1936 Maple Avenue School is available under - . A pamphlet is also available at the 1915 Erie Station Museum and other locations.
Chester Historical Society Officers elected at Saturday, Jan 13, 2024 Annual Meeting:
President: Nancy George
1st Vice President: Debby-Lou Vadala-Adams
2nd Vice President: Colleen Collins
Recording Secretary: Georgina Robillard
Corresponding Secretary: Lynn Berenberg
Treasurer: Sue Bahren
Maple Avenue Remembered | A Short Documentary
By Caleb Graver
A short documentary that delves into the rich nostalgia and historical value surrounding the old Chester High School on Maple Avenue in Chester, NY. Discover the stories of former students, teachers, and administrators as they share their fond recollections of the school's glory days. Explore the architectural significance of the building as this documentary highlights its meaningful design, presenting it as an ideal candidate for redevelopment. Despite the challenging circumstances faced by the deteriorating structure, many community members are optimistic about witnessing a new chapter for the building, aiming to restore its initial purpose of serving the Chester community once again.