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
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.