We're open Friday and Saturday - Hours are 10 AM to 4 PM
Phone # 740-985-9822 (
Call anytime for appointments to tour)
Chester Shade Historical Association
The Oldest Standing Courthouse In The Northwest Territory
Preserving the Past ~ Paving the Future
Time to pay membership dues. 1 year $15.00 and lifetime $150.00 . New members are welcome .
We invite you to check out the dining area in the Academy.  Please contact us for more information on renting the dining area and also our Catering services.
Email chestercourthouse@yahoo.com or call 740-985-9822
Mission of the Chester Shade Historical Association
To oversee perpetual care of the Chester Courthouse and  Academy; to house artifacts and  a research library, to preserve  the history and culture of the county and keep the spirit of our ancestors alive for future generations.  To develop educational programs for the local schools and for the public, and develop community pride.  Attract tourists to help boost the local economy.
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GREAT participation in our 2024 Benefit Dinner & Auction 

A big thank you goes out to all the local businesses that made donations, and help keep the Chester Courthouse & Academy open to the public.

To businesses and attendees, we look forward to seeing you next year!

* Advance Auto Parts * Autozone * Baum Lumber * Bed Head Cardinal Fabric Shop * Bob Evans* Bob's Market * Clark's Jewelry * Coolspot Country Market * Crow's KFC * Crystals on Main * Dettwiller's True Value * Forest Run Ready Mix * Fox's Pizza - Tuppers Plains * Francis Florist * Fruth Pharmacy * Gentleman's Shave Cave * Hartwell House * Holter Dairy Farm * Huey Eason * Hugh White Honda * Hupp's Auto * J&J Coin & Antique Shop * Jim Hawthorne * Jim Smith * K&E Pipe * Karen Roush * Kings Ace Hardware * Judge Linda Eason Warner * Mark Porter * Mary Byer-Hill * McClures Restaurant * McDonalds * Meigs Golf Course * Judge Mick Barr * Millie's Restaurant

* NAPA Auto Parts * New Era Broadband * Norris Greenhouses * Ohio Valley Bank *

Peoples Bank * Pizza Hut * Pomeroy Flower Shop * Powell's Food Fair * Quickel Insurance * Ridenour Gas * River Roasters * Riverside Auto & Towing * Riverside Golf Course * Riverside Marathon * Sammi Mugrage * Sav-A-Lot * Seabolt & Co. Apothecary/Spa * Shade River Ag * Shannon Miller * Simmons-Musser-Warner Ins. *

Summerfields Restaurant * Susan's Hair Salon * Sweet Southern Soul * Swisher & Lohse * Tammy's Tupperware * Taz's Marathon * TNT Pit Stop * Uplift Fitness * Valley Lumber * Walmart * Weaving Stitches * Wendy's *
Check out our new Cats Meow of the Chester Roller Mill available in our Online Store.
Our Next Board Meeting Is:
THURSDAY, July 11th, 2024 AT 6:30 PM – 8 PM

CSHA Board Meeting
Chester Shade Historical Association
Board meetings are held monthly, on the first Thursday of each month, at 6:30pm, on the 2nd Floor Academy.

Trustees and Officers conduct regular organization and committee business.
The public, prospective members, and all current members are WELCOME and INVITED.

740-985-9822 for more information.
The Old Meigs County Courthouse, Chester, Ohio
Chester Academy
46454 SR248
Chester, Ohio 45720
Phone: (740) 985-9822