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Chester Historical Society

General Information


Our mission is to promote the rich heritage of the Village and Town of Chester, New York through the acquisition, 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; and exhibit collections of artifacts, pictures, newspapers and recorded oral histories to the general public.

Full Name

Chester Historical Society


Orange (Hudson Valley)

Phone Number

(845) 469-2388

Planning a Visit?

Library hours:

Office: 10-Noon Tuesdays (appointments recommended) 1915 Erie Station Local History Museum