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.
News and Events....
Regular Monthly Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month except December.We continue to work on updating our databases, filing system, applying for grants and adding to the Artists of the Past web site.
Work continues on photographing and cataloguing our collectionCindy, Nancy continue to work on this daunting task.
Lordly House Museum’s collection is now on line at Nova Muse, a provincial web site initiative to display artifacts located in various musuems across the province.Check us out at: http://novamuse.ca/index.php/Detail/Entities/211257Your membership dues and donations enable us to continue our research, plan programs and upkeep Lordly Museum, Maple Cottage, the Chester Train Station, and Lordly Park and playground.Membership is : $15 for a single membership; $25 for a family membershipOther membership options are available including the 1806 fund.Click here to find the membership form and other ways to help
Explore Oak Island Gallery and Hawboldt Display at the Train Station - closed for the season. For Information call 902-275-3718
Happening this season…Lordly House display - Sir John’s Tablecome and see a sample menu, the table set for dinner, and sample Sir John’s favourite sweet.Calling All Cooks - Make a dish that would have been served in 1867- present it at Lordly House - prizes for the winner and a chance for those present to taste the goodies - time to be announced (cost $5.00)Auction Preview and special purchase chance July 8th at the Train StationAnnual Auction and flea market - July 9th from 9 AM - 2 PMTea with Mrs Lordly in July and August(cost $5.00 per person)Sir John A.’s picnic Basket July 29th (a fund raiser for the society)