Historic Trinity Church
10111 Ironbridge Road, CHesterfield, VA 23832
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online. Our site contains everything historical regarding
Chesterfield County, VA. We have plenty to show you and hope
you will take the time to see what is available to do in
Chesterfield County, Virginia. Our programs are geared for
every age group - really something for everyone.
Our Activities: The Society offers more than 60 events
and programs each year which attract around 10,000 patrons including 1,000
school children. Our Events Calendar includes an annual winter lecture
series, genealogy workshops, rotating exhibits, tours of Civil War sites,
paranormal investigations, elegant themed teas served with bone china and finger
sandwiches, summer archeology camps for kids and Halloween lantern tours. Annual
fundraisers include an Antiques Evaluation in the spring and special events in
sponsor the annual Veterans Day event at the 1917 Courthouse and
support the preservation of our historical sites and Civil War
In addition, the Society promotes county history through public
speaking engagements, information tables at local festivals and programs for
educational outreach, home schools and Scouts.
Check out our Site Index to see what we offer.
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is a
501 (c) (3) organization. Your tax-deductible donation funds the continued
projects, programs, exhibits, and collections of the Society. Donations helps us
to keep our county history alive. For more information, please call our
office at 804-796-7121. Donations may be mailed to the Chesterfield Historical
Society of VA, PO Box 40, Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Historical Chesterfield County Fact
First English Settlement in Chesterfield
-- Citie of Henricus was established as the second permanent English
settlement in the new world. In May 1611, Sir Thomas Dale arrived in
Virginia with instructions from the London Company to find a secure and
healthy area to establish a new town and principal seat for the colony.
BySeptember 1611, Sir Thomas Dale had moved up the James River to establish
Henricus, the colony's second settlement. He was an experienced
officer, having served as a captain in the Netherlands and had been knighted
at Richmond (England) on June 19, 1606, as Sir Thomas Dale of Surrey.
With the help of friends, Dale was appointed High Marshall of the new
colony. Today, Henricus Park is a
major attraction in Chesterfield County,
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Chesterfield County Facts
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
Headquarters and research library has moved into the old historic Trinity
Church . See the
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Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Our newsletter is all about Chesterfield history. It is produced for
members of the CHSV by Dr. P. Lipowicz. Article are written and
subitted by CHSV members. Copes are available online. Members
receive them free.