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Special Programs and Tours   

These unique programs  for 2017 are  new and scheduled throughout the year.  Use the link to see what is offered.  Some programs require the use of PayPal  and may belimited in the numbeer that can enroll.  The new Saturday lecture program series is free and offers a variety of lectures, craft seminars and special events at both Magnolia Grange and the Chesterfield Museum.

 Media Events           Pleasant View School Open House (Media Release)       CHSV Quarterly Meeting

Boy Scout Programs (NEW)
Cub Scout Programs (NEW)
Brownie Scout Programs 
Girl Scout Programs 
Museum Saturday Programs  (NEW
CRafts at MG
Civil War Tours (NEW)
Home School Programs  (NEW)
Paranormal Tours and Workshops  (NEW)
Magnolia Grange Saturday Programs  (NEW)
Summer Camps Camps (NEW)


WWI Items Needed:  The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is looking for WWI photographs of Chesterfield Veterans and other World War One artifacts.  A small WWI display can be seen in the Chesterfield County Community Development Building.  Please call 796-7131 or email Buddy Cranford for more details.   Media Release  

We sponsor the annual Veterans Day event at the 1917 Courthouse and support  the preservation of our historical sites and Civil War parks.

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

 Sir Thomas Dale photograph1611 -- 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,

1749 Historic BellSAVE THE BELL:  For 100 years at the top of the historic 1917 Courthouse hung Chesterfield County's oldest artifact, the 1749 Courthouse Bell.  When the 1917 Courthouse was built, the old bell was reused by the County and placed in the cupola.  Now it needs restoration.  
Save the Old Courthouse Bell Campaign    Channel 8 News Story

Chesterfield County Facts

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The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia Headquarters and research library has moved into the old historic Trinity Church .  See the news media information.  Please contact us:  (804)796-7121.  Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.


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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.