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
Chester Municipal Heritage Society
The American Connection Viisit the Canadian Heritage Information
The history and heritage of the Municipality of the District of Chester is
closely allied to our relationships with families and businesses in the Eastern
United States. Some of our earliest settlement was by Loyalist Americans.
Additionally, for generations we have had a strong relationship with seasonal
residents, who first came here through trade or holiday experiences, that
has had a major impact on our economy, culture and society. These
families are widely extended, with some family members now permanently
resident in Canada, and the story of their impact on our community, and their
diaspora, is unique and not told elsewhere in our province.
Explore Oak Island Display - view it here and at the
Chester Train Station
The station is home to the Oak Island display featuring artifacts, pictures
and information about the world famous treasure hunt.
A new link for Oak Island O’Connor files : www.OakIslandMystery.com
The Hawboldt Display - view it here on Community
Memories and at the Chester Train Station
The Hawboldt Display focuses on a local entrepreneur who is credited with
ending the age of small sail-powered fishing boats, with the invention of the
Blandford Room - Fisherman’s cottage at Lordly House
A display featuring a look at the interior of a fisherman’s cottage .
Chester Train Station Displays
Learn about MacKenzie -Mann stations, tools used by the workers,
a replica of what the Stationmaster’s office was like and view a station
that has been little changed since it construction in 1902-5.
Gold Mining in Chester Municipality
Find out about mining in the area, about the gold mines that once were worked here.
Changing display at Lordly House
Chester’s Naval Connections on the home front
during the Second World War - Volunteers who
worked throughout the war.
Boat Building in Chester Municipality
Tools, half models, rum runner’s cannon, model boats, vidoe of local small boats