Exhibits

Streams of Change

Discover how the Chester community lived and prospered through changing economic conditions by utilizing natural resources, evolving technologies and ingenuity in this award-winning permanent exhibit on the second floor of the museum.

Events and Programs

Chester Museum at The Mill

9 West Main Street Entrance

Located at an historic 1860s mill site overlooking a waterfall, Chester Museum at The Mill features two floors of award-winning permanent and seasonal changing exhibits.  While the Society has been active since 1970, the building was purchased in 2000 and opened as a museum in 2009.  Located in Chester Center, it also serves as the office for the Society and holds much of its collections and archives.

9 West Main Street Entrance

Discover Chester's History

Chester Center, 1914

The Chester Historical Society promotes an interest in the history of Chester Connecticut as a prototypical New England small town that has survived and thrived by adapting to cultural, economic, and demographic changes since its settlement in the mid 1600s.  

Chester Center, 1914