This Week in Chester History…

Charles A. Williamson, Tax Assessor for the Borough, and Peyton Rochelle, Tax Assessor for the Township, announced that all applicants for the senior citizen exemption must file applications with their respective assessors on or before November 1, 1961, said the Observer-Tribune. Williamson said that pending legislation necessitated the use of a new form filled out by citizens who claimed an $800 exemption for 1961, … Continue reading

Call for Yearbooks

Chester Library seeks Roxbury and West Morris Central/West Morris Mendham High School yearbooks for its Local History reference collection. Specifically, the Library is collecting the following years: 1917-1971 for Roxbury, from 1979-1985 for West Morris Central, and from 1972 forward for West Morris Mendham High School yearbooks. Please contact Local History at LocalHistory@Chesterlib.org or by … Continue reading

Join the Local History Clippers

The Local History Department seeks volunteers to clip Chester-related articles from local newspapers collected by the Library. The Local History Clippers will each spend 1 to 3 hours clipping on Tuesdays or Wednesdays (between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.), or Thursday evenings (between 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.) on a regular, weekly schedule. Please contact Local … Continue reading

Chester Library Digitizes Cave Maps

Chester Library’s Maps Collection is available online at the New Jersey Digital Highway. The collection includes seven cave maps as well as the Chester Quadrangle topographic map. The maps can be viewed in three different formats, including jpeg, pdf, and djvu.