Welcome to the
Chatham Village
Historical Society

About Us

How We're Helping

We are a community-based, non-profit organization focused on helping make the community around us a well-informed, better, and happier place. Our vision is to create an interactive museum highlighting Chatham's interesting history.  Chatham school children have taken history walks around the village.  We organize fundraisers, create exciting community-building events, and protect local history with an active volunteer group.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about preserving and sharing local history?  Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. Whether it is working on the Blinn-Pulver Farmhouse, listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places; archiving our museum pieces; or helping with an event we'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team - Saving the Charm that's Chatham!

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, "Thank you!" We could not accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Saving the Charm that's Chatham

Historical Society History

Charter members of the Chatham Village Historical Society united to save the deteriorating 1887 Union Depot incorporating on April 15, 1994.

Our Mission

•to promote understanding of village history and heritage              

•to preserve its art, documents and architecture      

•to collect, maintain, and preserve a library of history resources                         

•to establish a  village museum

Facebook Page

Facebook followers will find our 

page there.  It is a format that allows for more spontaneous news and faster listing of upcoming events. 

Chatham Gifts & Products

1886 & 1888 Village Maps

Tote Bags with society logo

Coffee Mugs with gold lettering

Gold Ornaments depicting station and clock 

Note Cards and Postcards 


Video Visions/ Yard Sales

Village Sesquicentennial

The Chatham Village Historical Society is preparing for the 150th Anniversary of the 1869 incorporation of our village.   In collaboration with the fire department and CABA, there will be a grand celebration in July 2019.  Watch for updates.

Membership Services

Walking History Tours

Educational Programs on Village History

Archival Accessibility


Newsletters for Members

along with free entry to events.

Join Now

We are dedicated to preserving our community history.  Although the present museum is confined to a large farm shed, we know it will one day fill the historic farmhouse.   Education of the community to our interesting past can only increase pride in our community.  Your contribution today helps us make a difference.


Students- $10.                 Individual- $25.

Family/Business- $50.     Memorial- $100.

Life Membership- $500.   Tax Deductible

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Civil War Cemetery Tour

$1.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

The Chatham Union Cemetery is the resting place of local Civil War Veterans who sacrificed their normal lives and sometimes life itself to unify our nation.

Join educator and re-enactor, Jason Wolczanski , for a tour that commemorates Chatham's soldiers with references to their regiment's role during the War Between the States.


This event will be in the spring if enough  interest is shown.  Please contact us if you are interested!


FREE TO CVHS MEMBERS

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Chatham Village Historical Society, Inc.

(518) 392-9236

TEMPORARY MUSEUM

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT


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