Chester Historical Society

Find Chester Connecticut historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Chester Connecticut Historical Society 9 West Main Street Chester CT 06412 860-526-5781


Deep River Historical Society 245 Middlesex Turnpike Deep River CT 06417 1.8 miles from Chester 860-526-1449

East Haddam Historical Society 264 Town Street East Haddam CT 06423 3.5 miles from Chester 860-873-3944

Working Girls' Vacation Society Historical Society 66 Mill Road East Haddam CT 06423 3.9 miles from Chester

Essex Connecticut Historical Society 22 Prospect Street Essex CT 06426 4.6 miles from Chester 860-767-0681

Killingworth Historical Society 3 Firetower Road Killingworth CT 06419 6.3 miles from Chester 860-663-1681

Haddam Historical Society 14 Hayden Hill Road Haddam CT 06438 6.3 miles from Chester 860-345-2400

Killingworth CT Historical Society 465 Killingworth Road Haddam CT 06441 7.0 miles from Chester

Westbrook Connecticut Historical Society 1196 Boston Post Road Westbrook CT 06498 8.1 miles from Chester 860-399-7473

Lyme Historical Society 96 Lyme Street Old Lyme CT 06371 8.4 miles from Chester 860-434-5542

Old Lyme Historical Society 2 Library Lane Old Lyme CT 06371 8.7 miles from Chester 860-434-0684

Old Saybrook Historical Society 350 Main Street Old Saybrook CT 06475 8.9 miles from Chester 860-388-2622

Clinton Connecticut Historical Society 103 East Main Street Clinton CT 06413 9.4 miles from Chester 860-669-2148

Salem Connecticut Historical Society 270 Hartford Road Salem CT 06420 10.9 miles from Chester 860-859-3873

Madison Connecticut Historical Society 14 Meeting House Lane Madison CT 06443 11.6 miles from Chester 203-245-4567

Colchester Historical Society 24 Linwood Avenue Colchester CT 06415 13.3 miles from Chester 860-537-4230

Lee House-East Lyme Historical Society Shore Road East Lyme CT 06357 14.4 miles from Chester 860-739-6070

Middlefield Connecticut Historical Society 405 Main Street Middlefield CT 06455 15.6 miles from Chester 860-349-0665

Portland Historical Society 492 Main Street Portland CT 06480 15.7 miles from Chester 860-342-5455

Cromwell Historical Society 395 Main Street Cromwell CT 06416 17.0 miles from Chester 860-635-0501

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.