The Chili Historical Society was established in 1964 by a group of people interested in learning about and preserving our local history. In 1999, CHS moved into Streeter's Inn, a c.1811 brick tavern owned by the Monroe County Parks Service as part of Black Creek Park. Today, over fifty years later, we are stronger than ever and working on some exciting new projects!
In 2015, we received a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to create a strategic plan for 2016-2020. CHS is moving forward to grow the society and do more for the community we serve, and we couldn't be more proud.
This year will see a transformation to our main public entrance to Streeter's Inn - the addition at the back is getting an interior facelift with fresh paint, new lighting, a Recognition Wall for our supporters, and a new seasonal art exhibition from the talented artists of the Chili Art Group. We hope you will come and check it out!
Membership renewal forms are on their way. This year we are introducing several new levels in addition to our basic memberships. Please consider becoming a Supporter or Patron Member today. These members will have their name listed on our Recognition Wall and also get some great extra benefits!
We are setting our 2016 Calendar of Programs and Events so please mark your calendars - remember, all of our programs are free! All current members get postcard or email reminders before events so you don't forget.
We are busy preparing for our annual summer open house Sundays during July and August from 2-4 pm, when Streeter's Inn will be open free to the public. We are looking for volunteer docent guides and training is available. Contact us now!