Historian talks about growth in Chester

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:16

    Chester-Clif Patrick, Town of Chester historian, will report on some of the progress made in the last decade by the Chester Historical Society during a program to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the 1841 Court House, located at 101 Main St. in Goshen. He will explain how the abandoned and derelict 1915 Erie Railroad Station was transformed into what is now Chester's local history museum. He will also discuss how the society is making itself and its historical resources more accessible to the public by using modern technology, including computers, scanners, digital cameras, and the Internet. While many know of Chester's connection with Hambletonian, cream cheese, fresh milk, Babe Ruth, the black dirt, the 1939 World's Fair tulips, and World War II aircraft carriers, among the questions you probably never thought of asking is: "What does the Cunard Lines Titanic's sister ship RMS Aquitana have to do with Chester?" The free program is sponsored by the Office of the Orange County Historian. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. For more information call the county historian, Ted Sly, at 291-2388.