Chester Historical Society news

— The Historical Society of the Town of Chester is sponsoring two consecutive free programs Wednesday, Aug. 24 in the auditorium of the Chester Municipal Center, located on Main St.

  • At 7 p.m., Keith Ellis of the Adirondack Folk School will describe programs offered by this Lake Luzerne-based enterprise, such as basketry, blacksmithing, drawing and painting, chair caning, weaving, quilting, fiber arts and rustic furniture.
  • At 7:30 p.m., well-known quilter Kathy Tennyson of Chestertown will speak about the art of quilting and how it pertains to area history in our area. The Baltimore Album Quilts she has made will be on display in the auditorium for viewing.

Now available for purchase is the Historical Society’s 55-minute DVD “Town of Chester — Seasons,” featuring the hamlets of Chestertown and Pottersville. Available for $15, the DVD may be purchased at various town businesses or ordered through the Historical Society at: P.O. Box 34 Chestertown, NY for $20, including tax and postage.

During the summer season, the Town of Chester Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The museum is located on the second floor of the Municipal Center and there’s free admission.

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