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     The Chester Historical Society is an active organization in Chester. Please see the Calendar of Events for their various activities and meeting dates.Their Museum is located in their building on Main Street and is closed for the winter season.

http://www.chester.g...3C&Type=B_BASIC

Yosemite Fire House, 1878-79, is located on VT Route 103 in Chester. "Yosemite" is a Miwak Indian tribe name meaning Grizzly Bear. "Yosemite" was also the name on the engine purchased for Chester's Fire House. The name was quickly adopted by the men for their volunteer Fire Department. The Yosemite Fire House is a distinct structure and a fine example of early fire houses. Why two towers? The taller tower was used for drying hoses and the shorter one housed the alarm bell, which can be used today. There are plans to renovate the structure into a Fireman's Museum.

To contact them:

Chester Historical Society, Inc.

P. O. Box 118

Chester, VT 05143


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