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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.

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This summer the Heritage Society is celebrating the 150th year of Canadian Confederation with 150 years of food.    Picnic with Sir John A. MACDONALD,                       Canada’s first Prime Minister 1867-1873 and 1878-91,  celebrating 150 years of Canadian Confederation and benefiting the Chester Municipal Heritage Society.   On Saturday, July 29 th  we will be preparing picnic baskets for either one or two people brimming with home-made Victorian-inspired picnic foods that will be available for pick-up or delivery within the Village of Chester from 2-4 pm. After that it will be up to you to decide where to enjoy your basket (on a boat, or at the beach or anywhere!) or you could join us for an informal get together with your picnic that evening.   Please buy the basket(s)  Invitations for the event will go out in the beginning of June. or make a contribution to the Chester Municipal Heritage Society so it can continue to be a leader in our community.   You may to pay on-line, at Lorldy House with a credit card, cash, or you can send an old fashioned check to :  CMHS - Picnic, PO Box 628, Chester, NS B0J 1J0.                                                  Bill of Fare Smoked trout Appetizer Julien’s fresh Baguette   Choice of: grilled beef fillet MacDonald with horseradish cream (rare, medium or well done) or Riesling poached salmon with herb vinaigrette Two sides   Chocolate Mousse and something maple                                                        Beverage   Basket costs and donations Governor General basket for two $500 Prime Minister basket for two $250          Senator basket for two $125 Member of Parliament basket for one $75                  If you are paying by Paypal please email your entree choice to:                                                                                      truhelms@gmail.com     As you know, the CMHS is very important to us all as they own and maintain Lordly Park, Lordly House, Maple Cottage and the Chester Train Station. For us, it is hard to imagine the Village without these properties: Lordly Park where we can picnic while listening to music and our grandchildren have a safe and fun playground; Lordly House we visit to understand the history of Chester; Maple Cottage where we can access local photographs, books and archives that have been collected and stored. And then there is the Chester Train station with its specialized exhibits and weekly farmer’s market. And this spring the Heritage Society is working on a new historic walking tour of the Village and identifying  houses that  are 150 years old or older, within the Municipality of the District of Chester, including an identifying civic number sign and a  
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