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@windstream.net or call 740- 985-9822 or 740-992-2622 
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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The Old Meigs County Courthouse, Chester, Ohio
Special awards Erin McKibben DAR Youth Citizenship Award, Haley Sanders DAR Good Citizens Essay Contest Award, Jimmy Stewart Chester Shade Historical Association Community Service Award
Chester Academy
46454 SR248
Chester, Ohio 45720
Phone: (740) 985-9822