Welcome to an online collection of artifacts from through Chester’s history. Many of these have been collected over the years and rather than just stay hidden in filing cabinets and boxes, I thought it would be good to display them until (hopefully!) one day Chester gets a museum of its own.
Do you have something in your collection to share? Send a clear photo and short description via email and we’ll add it!
This is a book chronicling the history of the United Methodist Church in Chester Nebraska from 1881-1981.
A great book showing the history of Thayer County. Title A Pictorial History of Thayer County, Nebraska Contributor Hebron Journal-Register (Hebron, Neb.) Publisher Heritage House, 1993 Length 128 pages
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It was G.D. Van Cleef
I am Brad Brown, son of Harold E. Brown who grew up in Chester. I have a copy of The Chester Herald Souvenir Number dated January First 1914.
It’s quite interesting with lots of pics, adverts and articles about Chester’s beginning years. If you’re interested in receiving a copy of it, I could possibly photograph each of its 25 or so pages and send it to you if you don’t already have it. My Dad got it from Dale Duey, a friend of his who he grew up with in Chester.
I was born Dec 10th 1944 and named Chester and did not know why until today