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!


Chester Nebraska Postcard - 1912

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Here’s a more generic card showing a scene that likely wasn’t taken anywhere near Chester – but still… it was mailed  from Chester in 1912 to Ethel Struble in Chester.

Ethel was born  in 1892 near DeWitt and spent most of her time in Chester before moving to California.  She was piano teacher and played in the Methodist Church.  She also served in the Post Office for 14 years.  In 1950 she married and moved to California.

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3 thoughts on “Chester Nebraska Online Museum

  • Michael Tipton

    It was G.D. Van Cleef

  • Brad Brown

    Hi –

    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.

    best regards,

    Brad Brown

  • Chester Plummer

    I was born Dec 10th 1944 and named Chester and did not know why until today


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