Established in 1962, the Historical Society of the Town of Chester's main function is to discover and collect any material which may help establish or illustrate the history of the Town of Chester; its exploration, settlement, development, and activities in peace and war; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, sciences, agriculture, manufacture, trade, and transportation. The Society will provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility.

The Historical Society of the Town of Chester is located on the Second Floor in the Town of Chester Municipal Center on 6307 State Route 9 (Main Street) in Chestertown.

The Town of Chester Historian's office and The Town of Chester Museum of Local History are located on the second floor of the Municipal Center in the hamlet of Chestertown.

Contact Information for Historian:
Donna Lagoy
c/o Town Hall,
P.O. Box 423
Chestertown NY 12817
(518) 494-7983
Hours by appointment.

If you’re interested in attending any of our Board meetings, we meet the second Thursday of the month in the Municipal Center (weather permitting). Everyone is welcome. We’d love to hear any suggestions you may have for future programs!!