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Chester Historical Society

Orange County, New York

2024 Schedule of Chester Historical Society events:

Business meeting usually on the first Wednesdays. 7pm. (Annual Meeting replaces regular January business meeting.)

Chester Historical Society Office & Archives at 93 Brookside Ave. usually open Thursdays. 1-4pm.

     (Please email to confirm before traveling a long distance to Chester.)

Saturday, January 13, 2024 2 pm: Annual Meeting and Program All for One – One for All Farmby Ariane Daguin, at the Chester Public Library (lower level), 1748 Kings Highway, Chester, NY. Refreshments will be served. (inclement weather date January 14)

Annual Yard Sale Donations accepted Saturdays until on April 20, 27 and May 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the 1915 Erie Station, 19 Winkler Place.      Donations should be in good, clean condition. Please: no electronics, clothing, heavy appliances heavy appliances, heavy furniture, personal hygiene items, baby car seats, or books.

May 15: Hudson Valley Gives Day; a chance to donate to your favorite non-profit (us, we hope). .

Saturday, May 18 – 8:30 am to 1:30 pm : 31st Annual Yard Sale. (rain date May 19) 1915 Erie Station, 19 Winkler Place, Chester, NY 10918

Saturday, June 1: Opening Day. 2023 exhibit at the 1915 Erie Station at Chester: 2024 Exhibit TBA. Open most Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm & most Sundays 1  - 3 pm;  June – ?

Saturday, June 1: Chalk It Up!. 11 am - 2 pm at the Depot Train station next to the Heritage Trail in Chester. Rain Date: Sunday, June 2nd. Join us for a free sidewalk chalk drawing festival! Presented by VOCA – Come and show your creativity and Flair!

Saturday, June 8 – 8:30 am to 1:30 pm : 31st Annual (Part 2)Yard Sale. (Village Wide Yard Sale) 1915 Erie Station, 19 Winkler Place, Chester, NY 10918

Saturday, June 22, 2024; 1 p.m. : "Schunemunk East - the Erie Railroad’s Newburgh Branch” - the railroad’s 19-mile Newburgh branch and future Schunemunk rail trail by Bob McCue. Chester Public Library (lower level) 1784 Kings Highway, Chester, NY 10918

Chester NY Music Series 2024

Contact for more info:

Sunday, October 6, 2024 -  Penny Social. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. - Calling starts at 2:30 p.m.

At the Town of Chester Recreation Building, 81 Laroe Road Chester, NY 10918.

November 12, 6:00 p.m: Annual Dutch Treat Diner, Details to be announced.

Sunday, December 8 at 4:30 pm: Chester Historical Society Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Join us for caroling, hot chocolate and cookies at the Erie Station 19 Winkler Place, downtown Chester.

Other events for the year will be announced in advance .

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Repairs to Station Roof and Gutters - schedule tba

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