Chester Creek Press is the imprint of Robert Walp. Robert began his book making career at Vermont College in the Spring of 2000. After designing and printing books for several years he was so impressed by how little he knew that he went on to study book arts at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. Today he prints, makes paper and hand-binds books at his studio in Chestertown, New York.
The books that slowly roll off Bob’s Vandercook proof press are printed from hand set metal type, usually on paper handmade from cotton and linen rags and native plants like daylilies. The books are illustrated with drawings and woodcuts, sometimes made in collaboration with other artists. Most Chester Creek Press books are volumes of poetry by established contemporary writers.
Chester Creek Press books can be found in numerous institutional and private collections like the Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution Library, the libraries of Yale and Dartmouth colleges, the New York Public Library, and the Town of Chester Library Book Arts Collection.
A cafe, serving healthy and hearty food, ice cream, espresso, wine and craft beers. A bike repair shop to service you bicycle. Located at the trailhead of the Brant Lake Bike Park. Also offering live music on some occasions.
The Horicon Museum is located in a 19th century farmhouse. It provides visitors a glimpse into the lives of those living in an earlier time. There are photographs of the spectacular and beautiful scenery, as well as artifacts from homes, schools, churches and businesses established in the area.
Nine rooms in a 1890’s farmhouse offer history buffs much to explore.
The Museum is Open during the summer.
June–Saturdays 1–4 PM July and August –Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturday 1–4
Admission is free
Peckham Industries, Inc., through its various subsidiary companies, delivers high-quality customized solutions to thousands of road construction and highway maintenance customers. We’ve been a family-run business for over 90 years. Dedicated craftspeople with high levels of technical expertise produce products that meet, and often surpass the most stringent specifications of local, state and federal authorities. Peckham’s extensive network includes hot mix asphalt plants, stone quarries, bulk asphalt terminals, ready mix concrete plants and liquid and emulsion terminals throughout the Northeast.
The Chester-Horicon Health Center serves people of all ages. We welcome you to be a part of our family—here or at any of our health center locations. Our pediatric, adult and family medicine practitioners provide comprehensive primary health care services. A wide array of specialty and ancillary services are also available to Hudson Headwaters patients.
Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm.