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Chester Historical Society at ERIE STATION MUSEUM To Remain Open Until December 3rd

Erie Railroad Station in the Village of Chester, NY

In May 2023, the Chester Historical Society opened its exhibit SUGAR LOAF, which created quite the buzz in the Chester community.

The exhibit traces the hamlet’s history from the geology, flora and fauna of the area, including the discovery of “Sugar” the mastodon found near Bellvale Road; through its first paleo-Indian and Lenape inhabitants; the arrival of Europeans and the development of a community; to life in Sugar Loaf today where crafters and business owners continue to thrive.

Due to popular demand and public request, the Chester Historical Society has extended the time of the exhibit saying, “We're flattered that SUGAR LOAF has received such a high level of interest, and, in response, we will keep the 1915 Erie Station Museum open through our Holiday Tree lighting on Sunday, December 3rd. Hours in November and the first weekend in December

will be Saturday 10 am - Noon and Sunday from 1-3 pm.”

Keeping the exhibit open to the public beyond its usual October closing supports the Chester Historical Society's mission and demonstrates that its 1915 Erie Station Museum serves an important role in keeping the Chester Community vibrant. The 1915 Erie Station Museum is located at 19 Winkler Place, Chester NY. For further information please call 845-469-2534.

You can also visit the Society’s website at

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