The Chester Municipal Heritage Society was established in 1981 to promote and cultivate awareness of the unique heritage of the Municipality of the District of Chester for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations through the preservation of historically significant properties and the delivery of educational programming.
About Us

Chester Municipal Heritage Society

Comprised of: Lordly House Museum  Maple Cottage - research centre            Chester Train Station       Lordly Park Hawboldt Display  Forman Hawboldt - Inventor and Entrepreneur You can view a portion our collection at    We also offer a show case of local talent at Treasure Hunt information at
Lordly House Museum
What to watch for in 2018:
   August 17-   The Chester Heritage Society  along with  internationally renowned artist Raymond Chow, invite you to the Lordly Park Paint-Off and Afternoon Tea with Raymond Chow on August 17, 2018 in Chester Nova Scotia. The Lordly Park “Paint-Off” runs from 12 – 2 PM at the Lordly Park gazebo. The Paint-Off features renowned Nova Scotian residing painters Raymond Chow, of Pleasantville, versus historical painter Wesley Lowe, of Bridgewater. Chester Race Week yacht race painter Beverly Hubley, of Halifax, faces off against Chester’s own still life painter Pat Christensen. Painters will be allotted the same amount of time to paint a selected object(s). There will be a slight intermission for painters to speak with on-lookers. After the intermission painters will complete their works, which will be auctioned off at the end of the event. Following the Paint-Off, Afternoon Tea with Raymond Chow runs between 2 – 4 PM up the hill at the Lordly House Museum, located at 133 Central Street. This afternoon tea hosted by the Chester Heritage Society who are well known in the area for their afternoon teas includes an $8.00 entrance fee. Raymond Chow will graciously present for your viewing pleasure, pieces from the “White Gown” series, the “Lisa” series, and a pen-and-ink series of the “Chester area and buildings.” Pleasantville resident and society member Raymond Chow will also tell stories and answer questions regarding his works, and life’s experiences. This intimate event is a must do while visiting Chester Village this summer. Victorian Craft Sale - November 23 - 25 Lordly House Museum, 133 Central Street Monday Afternoon Craft Circle - come and enjoy conversation, crafts and a cold glass of Iced Tea or Lemonade at the Chester Train Station 1 -3 PM Tuesday Afternoon Craft Demonstrations - come and enjoy conversation, crafts and a cold glass of Iced Tea or Lemonade at the Chester Train Station 1 - 3 PM
Open for the season Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
*A portion of both auction proceeds and any artworks purchased at the tea will be donated to the Chester Heritage Society (registered charity) to further the hosting and holding of events promoting of the arts in the future, and to help maintain and operate the Chester Train Station, and Lordly Park. To become a participating painter, sponsor, volunteer, or donor for this event or future events, contact Chester Heritage Society  902-275-3842.