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
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.