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.

Chester Municipal Heritage Society

The American Connection - A Community in the Making

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. Viisit the

Canadian Heritage Information Network ‘s Virtual Museum and search The

American Connection to view this on line.

Explore Oak Island Display - view it here The station is home to the Oak Island display featuring artefacts, pictures and information about the world famous treasure hunt.

The Hawboldt Display - view it here

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 make-and-break engine.

Blandford Room - Fisherman’s cottage

A display featuring the a look at the interior of a fisherman’s cottage .
“Through His Lens”
A display featuring the photography of Edward Rutherford, a local resident who recorded the daily events within the village , municipality and province over a 50 year span. The display changes yearly featuring various subject material.
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Sir John A’s Picnic Basket