Chester Nebraska Online Museum

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!

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Chester Nebraska Auditorium Photo of Construction
Chester Nebraska Auditorium Photo of Construction Image

Here is a photo from 1938 showing the final stages of building the Chester Auditorium. The Chester Municipal Auditorium was a 1938 WPA project intended for social and recreational uses. It was built at a cost of $29,340 with much of the labor done by hand. 
It has a long history of events from being a movie theatre, basketball gymnasium and more.

Chester Nebraska Auditorium Photo for Dedication
Chester Nebraska Auditorium Photo for Dedication Image

This photo shows the Chester Municipal Auditorium at the time it was dedicated in 1938.

The Chester Municipal Auditorium was a 1938 WPA project intended for social and recreational uses. It was built at a cost of $29,340 with much of the labor done by hand.

It is still used today for community events.

 

Photos
Chester Nebraska Auditorium Photo of Construction Image
Chester Nebraska Auditorium Photo of Construction
Here is a photo from 1938 showing the final stages of building the Chester Auditorium. The Chester Municipal Auditorium was a 1938 WPA project intended for social and recreational uses. It was built at a cost of $29,340 with much of the ... Read More
Chester Nebraska Auditorium Photo for Dedication Image
Chester Nebraska Auditorium Photo for Dedication
This photo shows the Chester Municipal Auditorium at the time it was dedicated in 1938. The Chester Municipal Auditorium was a 1938 WPA project intended for social and recreational uses. It was built at a cost of $29,340 with much... Read More

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  • August 24, 2020 at 9:18 pm
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    It was G.D. Van Cleef

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