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Chester Historical Society

Orange County, New York

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School.

The importance of a good eduction has been part of Chester's culture since before the establishment of formal schools in the early 1800's. Click here to browse additional Chester school items in New York Heritage

Updated 2015-08-05.



Craigville School class: Mr. Demerest, Edwin C. (Chamberlain?), Joesph C. (Chamberlain?), Herb Garner. Circa 1890. csh-008274
Craigville School class: Mr. Demerest, Edwin C. (Chamberlain?), Joesph C. (Chamberlain?), Herb Garner. Circa 1890. csh-008274
Circa 1892 unidentified local Schoolhouse. CHS-008813
Circa 1892 unidentified local Schoolhouse. CHS-008813
Chester High School Old Academy Ave School: 54 Pupils - 22 boys, 32 girls with 3 teachers. 1897 chs-006050
Chester High School Old Academy Ave School: 54 Pupils - 22 boys, 32 girls with 3 teachers. 1897 chs-006050
1896 Commencement Chester Union School. chs-015354
1896 Commencement Chester Union School. chs-015354
Sugar Loaf School. 1897. chs-006580
Sugar Loaf School. 1897. chs-006580
Chester Alumni Dinner Program & Menu. June 20, 1902 at Murray Hall. chs-005404
Chester Alumni Dinner Program & Menu. June 20, 1902 at Murray Hall. chs-005404
Miss Helen Roes Monthly Report Card Envelope, September, 1902– June, 1903. chs-007634
Miss Helen Roes Monthly Report Card Envelope, September, 1902– June, 1903. chs-007634
Miss Helen Roes Monthly Report Card, September, 1902– June, 1903. chs-007635
Miss Helen Roes Monthly Report Card, September, 1902– June, 1903. chs-007635
Miss Helen Roes Monthly Report Card, September, 1902– June, 1903. chs-007636
Miss Helen Roes Monthly Report Card, September, 1902– June, 1903. chs-007636
1903-1904 Honor Roll chs-005516
1903-1904 Honor Roll chs-005516
Burning of High School Building. April 9, 1906 chs-005837
Burning of High School Building. April 9, 1906 chs-005837
Chester High School, Oakland Avenue, a.k.a. "University Heights" under construction.  July 8, 1907 chs-005955
Chester High School, Oakland Avenue, a.k.a. "University Heights" under construction. July 8, 1907 chs-005955
Miss Helen Roes Monthly Report Card,  1908-9. chs-007637
Miss Helen Roes Monthly Report Card, 1908-9. chs-007637
St Columba School Biology Class 1913: Seated: Lillain Diffily, Helen O’Hara, Mary Farrey. Standing: Maurice O’Connell & Kathryn Orth. February 13, 1913 chs-007705
St Columba School Biology Class 1913: Seated: Lillain Diffily, Helen O’Hara, Mary Farrey. Standing: Maurice O’Connell & Kathryn Orth. February 13, 1913 chs-007705
Sister Miriam’s Zoology Class and Sister M. Joschin, 1st Principal of St. Columba School; Maurice O’Connell; Sister M. Joschin; Kathryn Orth; Lillian Diffily; Helen O’Hara, sitting; Mary Farrey, sitting. February 13, 1913  csh-007706
Sister Miriam’s Zoology Class and Sister M. Joschin, 1st Principal of St. Columba School; Maurice O’Connell; Sister M. Joschin; Kathryn Orth; Lillian Diffily; Helen O’Hara, sitting; Mary Farrey, sitting. February 13, 1913 csh-007706
Sister Miriam, 7th - 9th grade St. Columba School teacher.  February 13, 1913 chs-007707
Sister Miriam, 7th - 9th grade St. Columba School teacher. February 13, 1913 chs-007707
Chester Academy Class of 1929: 1st row left to right: Mae Miller, Charles Casey, Kay Bowman. 2nd row: Elsie Hunter, Clifton (Clifford ?) Lawrence, Leonard Baird, Pearl Murray. chs-007596
Chester Academy Class of 1929: 1st row left to right: Mae Miller, Charles Casey, Kay Bowman. 2nd row: Elsie Hunter, Clifton (Clifford ?) Lawrence, Leonard Baird, Pearl Murray. chs-007596
Mrs. Roe's 1st Grade 1955-'56. chs-011783
Mrs. Roe's 1st Grade 1955-'56. chs-011783
Chester School Band Concert: Richard Fumanti, Conductor; Side One CH 42161-A 
El Gaucho-Ted Mesang, Toccata For Band-F. Erickson, Voo Doo-Hal Walters, Sunset Soliloquy, Troika-Hal Walters. Side Two Ch 42161-B: Folk Song Suite-Vaughan Williams, Pavane-Maurice Ravel, South Pacific-Rodgers-Hammerstein, Killarney-J. Hamilton. 33 1/3 rpm. 1962 chs-006500
Chester School Band Concert: Richard Fumanti, Conductor; Side One CH 42161-A
El Gaucho-Ted Mesang, Toccata For Band-F. Erickson, Voo Doo-Hal Walters, Sunset Soliloquy, Troika-Hal Walters. Side Two Ch 42161-B: Folk Song Suite-Vaughan Williams, Pavane-Maurice Ravel, South Pacific-Rodgers-Hammerstein, Killarney-J. Hamilton. 33 1/3 rpm. 1962 chs-006500
The Class Of 1962 Presents: "Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal." chs-006562
The Class Of 1962 Presents: "Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal." chs-006562
Former Greycourt School, now private residence on School street. 1/27/2002. chs-001792-1
Former Greycourt School, now private residence on School street. 1/27/2002. chs-001792-1
Chester Academy Burns, 1906. Thursday,  April 19, 1956 chs-005533
Chester Academy Burns, 1906. Thursday, April 19, 1956 chs-005533