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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This is a very special edition of the Chester Herald published on January 1st, 1914 and features a lot of village history and many articles about life in Chester in the early years.

Images were provided by Brad Brown. The handwritten notes on the page are his father's - Harold Brown - who grew up in Chester. The name F.P Turnure on the front page is the name of a resident of Chester, at the time, I believe. The copy of the document was given to his father by Dale Duey, a life long friend. Harold was the grandson of O.L. Brown, a founder of the town and the owner of the O.L. Brown Grain and Lumber in Chester.

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It was a sad day for Chester when the last classes left the Chester School after almost 100 years.  This is from the May 25, 2005 edition of the Chester Herald.

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This is a very special edition of the Chester Herald published on January 1st, 1914 and features a lot of village history and many articles about life in Chester in the early years. Images were provided by Brad Brown. The handwritten no Read More
It was a sad day for Chester when the last classes left the Chester School after almost 100 years.  This is from the May 25, 2005 edition of the Chester Herald.

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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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  • August 18, 2021 at 11:18 pm
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    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

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