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!
1885 Plat Map of Chester Nebraska
This map from 1885 shows the town of Chester Nebraska and how it had grown in its first five years. It is taken from a page showing Hebron and Chester, from the “Original State Atlas of Nebraska”, “compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations”. It was published by Everts and Kirk.