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Chester Historical Society

Orange County, New York

Exhibits           &           Articles

2023     Sugar Loaf

          "Sugar Loaf History: Mountain and Hamlet" Lecture by Dr. Richard Hull (Part 1)

     Co-hosted Dec 14, 2022 with Orange County Land Trust, Sugar Loaf Historical Society, Vision Hudson Valley, and Warwick Historical Society.

Sugar Loaf, Part 2, presented by Richard Hull, 2023-04-03

     The Chester Historical Society & Orange County Land Trust Present:

"The Reinvention, Revival and Transformation of Sugar Loaf Hamlet and Mountain from the 20th Century to Present: An Orange County Saga” by Professor Richard W. Hull.

7 p.m. Monday April 3, 2023,  Loaf Performing Arts Center Pavillion, 1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf, NY 10918

Sugar Loaf Community Foundation page on the 2023 "Sugar Loaf Exhibit"

2022     Maple Ave. School

          "A Look at the Life of W. A. Lawrence'

               Presented at the Annual Meeting January 15th

          Exterior art exhibit at the 1915 Erie Station by Village of

           Chester Arts runs from May 1st through ?

          Unveiling & Dedication of the "W.A. Lawrence Historic

          Marker" at the site of the former factory and home of W.A.

          Lawrence, First President of the Village of Chester and Civic Leader.

          Saturday, May 21, 2022. Link to videos:

          Alex Prizgintas begins his “Travelogues of Orange County”

          videoseries     in Chester. Travelogue No. 1 showcases the Erie

          Railroad's Chester Station which, in the spring of 1842, was the

          center of a major innovation in marketing and transportation that

          would make millions for the railroad. It would also revolutionize

          business for dairy farmers all while saving countless thousands of

          infants from disease and death. Let us see what else this renovated

          gem, now the home of the Chester Historical Society,


          "Chester Black Dirt" program! Saturday, June 17 from

          10 a.m. noon. Speakers included Naomi Hanson, executive director

          of Museum Village, and EJ Szulwach. This exciting program took

          place at Meadow Blues Coffee, 8 Greycourt Avenue, Chester.

2020     Our Museum Closed by Covid-19

2020     Our Museum Closed by Covid-19

          InsideOut, an exterior art exhibit by Village of Chester Arts               ran from July 24th through August 8th.

          Maple Avenue School (virtual exhibit)     

2019     What We’ve Lost

2018     Celebrating the Past Twenty Years of Chester

2017     New York Women's Suffage Centennial

2016     Everything Erie

2015     100th Year 1915 Erie Station

            Erie Station 100th Anniversay

2014     Made in Chester

2013     Those Who Served

2012     Civil War Exhibit

2011     Bygone Hats

2010     Tom's Canvas

2009     Radio Days

2008     Chester Through The Lens

2007     Summer Fun in Chester

2006     Young Chester Artists

2005     From Hillside to Historic

2004     Chester: Then & Now

2003     All Aboard: Chester to Port Jervis

2002     Chester Artists

2001     Milky Way

2000     Chester History

1999     Grand Opening