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; Oct 15. Send to
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 June 8, 2019)
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.
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.
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:
“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
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 27th
In case of rain. Music will be on stage at Rustic Wheelhouse or Rushing Duck Brewing Co.
Contact for more info:
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!
CHS Dutch Treat Dinner & Raffle Drawing Nov. 19th, 6 p.m. (drawing at 7±) Rustic Wheelhouse.
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