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Chester Historical Society

Orange County, New York

2019 Schedule of Chester Historical Society events:

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

2019 Annual Meeting & Election of 2019 Officers Plus: “Chester's Citizens in the Great War” by Aaron Lefkowitz!

2 pm Saturday January 19 (Snow date 20) at the 1915 Erie Station.

urday 10-Noon until May 26th.

Newsletter - submission deadlines: February 28; March 15; July 15; Nov 15. Send to chester_historical@mac.com

27th Annual Yard Sale Donations accepted every Saturday, March 2nd to May 25th from 9am-12 noon at the 1915 Erie Station. (The sale will be on TBA)

     Please, no: dirty items, textbooks, computers, clothing, upholstered furniture, used personal care items, Baby car seats, mattresses, or pieces too large or heavy for one person to carry.


Chester Public Library Volunteer Fair. tba

Raise the Roof Fundraiser - Help fix our 104 year old Erie Train Station roof leaks. Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Colonial Lanes, 78 Brookside Avenue. $15:00 Per Person. Call Annie: 845-629-3694 for tickets & info.


“The Chain That Saved the Colonies” by Doc Bayne - Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. at the 1915 Erie Station in Historic Downtown Chester (19 Winkler Place, Chester, NY 10918).

Spring Cleaning at the Station:  9 am to noon±. April 27th


Chester's Erie Station 2019 Exhibit Every Saturday May – October

"What's been Lost!" from the village - Some for good; some for bad; but all for good!

Volunteer & contribute contact: chester_historical@mac.com

What's Old is New: Erie Railroad and the Graham Line” by Bob McCue - May 4 2:00 p.m. 1915 Erie Station in Historic Downtown Chester (19 Winkler Place, Chester, NY 10918).

Chester McDonald's Chester Historical Soceity Fundraiser, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Chester McDonald's will donate 20% of your puchase to the Society with coupon!


27th Annual Yard Sale. Saturday June 8th

    Donations accepted every Saturday, March to May from 9am-12 noon at the 1915 Erie Station.

New York - Path Through History Weekends:

     Spring - on Father's Day weekend (June 15-16, 2019)

                    Saturday, June 15 9 am -1 pm "What We've Lost" exhibit & "Orange County Daires" by Jim Baird - 2pm.

                    Sunday,   June 16 2pm Jim Baird "Orange County Dairies" presentation.

     Fall - on Columbus Day weekend (October 12-14, 2019) History Week

Chester Alumni Dinner. July


Repairs to Station Roof and Gutters - schedule tba

Chester NY Music Series 2019 www.facebook.com/Chester-NY-Music-1640059612754650/

    Tuesdays 7-9 pm

    Tuesday June 18th          UNCLE SHOEHORN FUNK BAND

     Tuesday June 25th     FEAST of FRIENDS (DOORS COVER BAND)

     Tuesday July 2nd      BRUCE KATZ BAND (Formerly of the Greg Allman Band)

     Tuesday July 9th      HURLEY MOUNTAIN HWY Classic Rock

     Tuesday July 16th     FLOYD PINK - P FLOYD TRIBUTE BAND

     Tuesday July 23rd     SOMERVILLE Rock and Roots Music

     Sunday July 28th     BILL PERRY BLUES FESTIVAL 11:00 am - 7+pm

     Tuesday July 30th     BLACK DIRT BANDITS Modern Ctry.

     Tuesday Aug 6th       DAN BROTHER BAND Blues&. Rocknroll

     Tuesday Aug 13th      SOUL CITY Good Time Party Dance Band

     Tuesday Aug 20th      THE DARKHORSES George Harrison TB

     Tuesday Aug 28th     

In case of rain. Music will be on stage at Rustic Wheelhouse or Rushing Duck Brewing Co.

Contact for more info: historicdowntown1915@gmail.com



CHS Penny Social. September 13, 2019 - New Location: Town of Chester Recreation Building, "New Chester Senior Center," 81 Laroe Road, Chester, NY 10918 - doors open at 5:45 - calling starts at 7pm!

Chester Placemaking Tour:Village of Chester - Saturday October 5th 9:00 a.m. (Raindate Oct. 19)


Joker's Fundraiser. 8:00 p.m. TBA. Featuring "TBA" at GW's, 78 Brookside Ave, Chester, NY 10918


CHS Dutch Treat Dinner & Raffle Drawing  Nov. 19th, 6 p.m. (drawing at 7±) TBA


Chester’s 4rd Annual Holiday Lights Parade, Saturday, December TBA


Chester's 26th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Caroling & Open House. - 4:30 pm Sunday, December 8th


Village of Chester's first Comprehensive Plan Sessions www.villageofchesterny.com/comprehensive-plan





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