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Chester Historical Society

Orange County, New York

"Absolute Charter of Chester Historical Society” granted by the Board of Regents for the Education Department of the State of New York dated October 23, 1964.

November 19th, 1964 - Members Attending the official organizational meeting of the Chester Historical Society:

Donald M. Barrell

R. C. Carpenter

Albert W. Davis

Joseph W. Edwards

Myrtle S. Edwards

Kenneth Green

Mildred Green

George C. Hawkins Jr.

Rena Montanaro

Helen R. Predmore

Mark W. Roe

Wilma Van Vliet

Mary M. Ward

In addition to the members above who were present at the official organizational meeting, the following people helped create and get the Society going:

Frieda Baird

Leonard H. Baird

Ruth Baird

Elisabeth Bieling

Marjorie Carter

Mary Camaron

Miss Cone

Beth Conklin

William D. Conklin

Elleen Demerest

Sanford Durland

Caroline D. Gaunt

Edmund Green

Mildred Green

Beatrice Stevens Hawkins

Conger Hawkins

Vivian Hawkins

Nancy Hornbeek

Alma Hunter

Anna Goldsmith Johnson

Charles F. Johnson

Margaret Johnson

Sally Wood Johnson

Olive Bull Nozell

Earl Predmore

Hester Roe

Mark W. Roe

Russell Roe

Charles W. Slaughter

Phebe Bull Slaughter

Alice Smith

Seely Ward

Prior Chester Historical Society Officers

Bylaws and Constitution of the Chester Historical Society

The Chester Historical Society was founded November, 1964.

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

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.

We also operate the 1915 Erie Station, Chester’s Local History Museum,

which is open 9 am - 1 pm Saturdays May - October

Chester Historical Society Collection Management Policy

Officers and Trustees

Officers and Committee Chairmen are trustees of this Society. All terms run from Annual Meeting to Annual Meeting held on the third weekend in January.

2024 Officers, Committee Chairs and Advisors