Museum Pass Program
Chester Library offers 3-day museum passes for Chester Library Patrons to enjoy. Please call the Library for availability. Also please check with the museum before going since there may be special conditions in place due to the pandemic.
Fosterfields Living Farm (reopens April 2023)
Caroline Foster bequeathed Fosterfields to the Morris County Park Commission, to be preserved as a “living historical farm,” the first in New Jersey. Not a replica, Fosterfields is a working farm, using the tools, techniques, and materials of a turn-of-the-century farm.
Historic Speedwell (reopens April 2023)
Discover the ‘Birthplace of the Telegraph’ and experience life during the early years of the Industrial Revolution and at the dawn of the new era of communications. Through guided tours, special events, school and youth programs, home school programs, and summer recreational programs, this National Historic Landmark museum, comprised of 8.22 acres, offers hands-on opportunities to capture the flavor of life during the early to mid-19th century.
Cooper Gristmill (reopens April 2023)
Cooper Gristmill, located on 14 acres, was built in 1826 and is one of the remaining restored water-powered mills in New Jersey. It is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. It is a living example of the state’s transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy.
New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex is an educational and cultural non-profit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid. The mission of the Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Join us for a dynamic, interactive and educational journey for all ages.
The Morris Museum is Morris County’s epicenter of art, science, culture, and history. Located in the Twin Oaks mansion in historic Morristown, the museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects ranging from rocks and minerals to model trains, as well as one of the country’s largest collections of mechanical musical instruments.
The museum’s mission is to inspire a connection with New Jersey’s History, culture, trades, and crafts. METC is a New Jersey history museum with over 50 years of experience in public service, education, and historic preservation–helping all people connect to the stories of human movement and settlement, ingenuity, and imagination. At METC you can explore American history with a focus on the life and stories of 18th- and 19th- century craftspeople and artisans drawn from a rich collection of artifacts and archival materials.
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is entrusted with oversight of the preservation, interpretation and daily operation of Craftsman Farms, the early 20th-century country estate of Gustav Stickley. The museum works in partnership with the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, which owns the site and rescued the property from private development in 1989, putting it on a path to public use.
MUSEUM PASS BORROWING GUIDELINES
- The pass may be checked out for 3 days and is not renewable.
- The pass must be returned in person at the front desk of the Chester Library. There will be a $5 charge if returned in the book drop or to another library.
- The fine for an overdue pass is $5 per day. The charge for a lost museum pass is $10 plus the museum’s charge for a replacement.
- Household members may check out the museum pass once per calendar month. This will allow more patrons a chance to use the pass.
Call the library on 908-879-7612 or stop by the desk to check-out the pass. A Chester Library card is required.