A sampling of items that help to tell the story of the people, business, farms, industries, natural history of the greater Chester, Orange County, New York community.
This project is conducted in cooperation with, and the support of the office of the Town of Chester Historian.
The Chester Historical Society’s mission is to promote the rich heritage of the Village and Town of Chester, New York through the restoration and preservation of its historical places, documents and recordings of oral history. Provide educational programs for school children, community organizations and all those individuals interested in local folklore and history. Exhibit collections of artifacts, pictures, newspapers and recorded oral histories to the general public.
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