THE PRESERVATION OF CHESTERFIELD’S HISTORY
DEPENDS ON MEMBERSHIP
Covid, zooming, and social distancing weren’t part of our vocabulary last January. Yes, we had a
tough year, but CHS was resilient. The restoration of the Stone House continued, and we are
ready in 2021 to persevere as we emerge from the pandemic. Dues income is needed to collect
preserve, and communicate Chesterfield’s history…and to offer more programs via Zoom.
The Board knows everyone does not have the same ability to support our organization
If you are unable to give at the “Friend” level, but wish to be a member, donate as you are able;
we value your membership! The Membership Form is at the bottom of the page in PDF form.
Facts of Interest
1. It is important that we have your correct email address. In 2020 CHS offered one in-person
and five zoom programs. Over twenty announcements sharing Chesterfield’s history and CHS updates/reminders were emailed using Constant Contact.
2. The CHS Annual Meeting and potluck dinner was held virtually on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 via Zoom
3. Audrey Ericson’s book on Our Historic Town Hall ($10) continues to be available for purchase
at CHS. Due to printing and selling difficulties, there was no 2021 calendar, but the 2022
calendar is ready to go to press in the fall!
4. Other CHS facts:
a. CHS is open to the public by appointment only. Volunteers (wearing masks and social distancing) are continuing to preserve and catalog ephermera.
b. In 2020, all but one program was virtual. Virtual program topics included the History of the
Suffrage Movement, a Yankee Spy Jonathan Hale, and Jenny Powers. We are looking for
suggestions for our 2021 program topics. Please be in touch if you have ideas for the