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Chester Historical Society, Hampden County, Massachusetts

Chester Historical Society, Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts


Society Membership and Sales

Welcome to Historical Chester, Massachusetts

Web Page for Chester, MA High School

The Chester Foundation

Hampden County Gen-Web �(Family History)

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The Hills of Jacobs Ladder

Old Postcards of Jacob's Ladder Trail, Route 20, MA

Old Postcards of North Adams,MA

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Copyright�Shirley Bruso /2005

Shirley Ann Phelps Bruso, Passed away on January 23rd 2008 in Puyallup Washington. Shirley was born in North Adams Massachusetts a town that she loved dearly. Proceeded in death by her husband Walter Edward Bruso, sisters Nancy Eva Phelps Hunt, Ruth Jean Phelps Gardzina, Brother, Clifton Homer Phelps and parents Clifton Homer Phelps Sr. and Ruth Arnott Hyde. Her children Susan Ruth Bruso Campbell (Ken Campbell), Wayne Peter Bruso, Walter Edward Bruso Jr., Mary Ellen Bruso Aguayo (Emilio Aguayo), James Alan Bruso, and grand children: David Campbell, Brian Campbell, Jason Campbell, Erlinda Aguayo Siwulec (Chris Siwulec), Chacoy Aguayo, Emilio Jr. Aguayo, Joseph Aguayo, Anthony, Savannah, Dawn, Christopher, Todd Valentine (Brionne) and great grand children Tyler Campbell, Braden Campbell, Tyse Aguayo, Latisha, Esperansa, Isabel, Emma, Lorena, Carson Siwulec, Cameron Abby Siwulec, Orion Valentine survive her. Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Shirley will be missed by all that know her, she was the kind of person that would do anything for her friends and family and is an inspiration/role model for many people. Shirley was an avid genealogist a hobby that she loved to do. Shirley was also an avid Webmaster logging many hours on the computer often times in the wee hours of the morning working on her pages as she called them, sharing her knowledge, photographs, post cards and genealogy information on the web. There is no services planned and the family wishes in lieu of Cards and Flowers for you to make a donation to a charity of your choice in Shirley's honor.

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Every effort will be made to keep this website up and running and to monitor the e-mail. Feel free to contact me at [email protected] Jason Campbell, Shirley's Grandson

Chester Historical Society, Chester Massachusetts

I have added a new Membership and Sales List...Check the Links on the left! The official Chester Historical Society Web Page right from Chester!�Chester Historical Society!

***The Chester Historical Society is selling 2007 Calendars to benefit "The Restoration of the Methodist Church!" The cost is $8.00 plus $1.00 postage......... Address: Chester Historical Society , Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road #13, Chester, MA 01011.

Meetings:Old Jail, 220 Route 20, First Wednesday of each month, 9 am.

"WORONOCO,MASSACHUSETTS....NEW BOOK..."Mike Donovan's book A PLACE OF MANY WINDINGS The Rise and Fall of a New England Mill Town is now out. He grew up in Woronoco and has been reasearching for this book for years. He works at the Country Journal and can be reached there. [email protected]

The Chester Historical Society is trying hard to acquire a larger building for all their collections. To find out more about this please check this page.Crew cleans up old Nethodist Church/ Masonic Hall building! (Picture)

The Boston Post Cane returns to Chester! To find out more about the cane. Please check this page. Boston Post Canes
Dave Wieneke sent this web site The State House's New On-Line History and wrote " Tto the extent that I am able, I'd be glad to visit your historical society to talk about the architecture and art of the statehouse and our online project. If I can be of service give me a call. Many thanks, Dave Wieneke Toll Free: 877.314.8750"


The Historical Society is seeking names of veterans who entered the service while living in Chester after 1973 to the present.

This is an attempt to complete records of veterans of Chester. Information should include dates of birth, dates of service, branch of service, rank and current address. Please make note if served during Lebanon and Grenada (August 24, 1982-July 31, 1984); Persian Gulf through cessation of hostilities (this date has not been set by law or Presidential Proclamation to date).

The Society would also like a picture of each person who entered the service while a resident of Chester from the 1800's to the present so that they may be preserved in a photo album.

The Historical Society wishes to thank all who visited them during "Chester on Track" They hope that you enjoyed the time spent at the Historical Society's "Old Jail" and are looking forward to more frequent visits. They will be open during Chester on Track this next year 2006. For Genealogical questions write to: Chester Historical Society ,15 Middlefield Road ,Chester, MA 01011
"Chester On Track" will� be presented by The Chester Foundation,Inc. this year 2006. Please check here��CHESTER ON TRACK . Anyone wishing information re the Vhester Foundation ,� RR Depot,� Chester ON Track,� renting the Depot, or groups wishing to visit the Depot,� please contact David Pierce call/leave a message at:1-413-354-7752.
There is a web page for Route 20. Did you know that it extends from Boston, Massachusetts to Newport, Oregon? US�ROUTE 20