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Chesterfield Museum is
a small museum with high quality exhibits. It is located between the
Chesterield County Extension Service building and the Chesterfield
County Administration building on Mimms Loop in Chesterfield, VA. (see
map) Exhibits are primarily
"Chesterfield County" by nature. It covers the county's rich
history and is staffed by friendly museum workers. Adjacent to the
museum is the 1892 historic jail. It too houses exhibits that
pertain to Chesterfield County. Please visit your museum often as
there will always be rotating exhibits.
Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia opened a new exhibit
commemorating the 100th
anniversary of the Chesterfield County Police Department at the
Historic 1892 Jail, located at 6819 Mimms Loop in Chesterfield. The
exhibit is titled, "The Chesterfield County Police Department:
Celebrating 100 Years." This centennial exhibit features
photographs, uniforms and police equipment from the past century.
The County Museum and Jail complex is open Tuesday-Friday, 10:00
a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. A suggested
donation of $1.00 per visitor is requested to tour the new exhibit.
Tours are also offered at the Museum, next door at 6813 Mimms Loop.
Suggested admission to the Museum is $2.00.
at the Museum: The Chesterfield
Historical Society of Virginia will present a living history event at
the County Museum on Saturday, April 15. Drop
in anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to step back in time and
learn about medicine of past centuries. Nona
Wartella will explain the role of the 18th
and 19th century midwife in
Dr. Jonathan O’Neal will interpret period medicine in the South
during the American Civil War, from treatment of wounds to
Learn about WWII South Pacific Navy medicine with Keith Southall.
While the event is free, donations are welcome.
Tours of the 1892 Jail will be available during
at the Museum: The Chesterfield Historical
Society of Virginia and Chesterfield Department of Parks and
Recreation will present a lecture at the County Museum on Wednesday,
April 26 at 11:00a.m.: Heirloom Herbs.
Explore the historical uses and folklore of garden herbs such as
basil, rosemary, and sage. Participants will make fragrant
herbal sachets to take home. Tours of the museum’s nearby Herb
Demonstration Garden will be available after the program, weather
permitting. Space is limited for this free Active Lifestyles
program for seniors age 50+. Register in advance by calling
New Postcard Exhibit
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and
Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation, in
partnership with Old Dominion Postcard Club opened a new exhibit at
the County Museum on March 4. Chesterfield’s
Picture Postcard Past displays vintage
postcards and provide a look back at 20th
century Chesterfield. It will show how much has changed in
Chesterfield and how much is gone but not forgotten! The
exhibit will continue through August 31.
Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) continues to
promote its Black History exhibit on "Chesterfield County
African-American Schools during the Segregated Era" with
digitization completed by Chesterfield County Public Library staff.
The exhibit that was featured at the Chesterfield County Museum from
February 2014 through July 2014 can be viewed on the Chesterfield
County Central Library website at
Current Programs at
Directions to the CHSV
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Events and Museum Exhibits
1892 Historic Jail is opened for tours. The adjacent Museum houses exhibits
pertaining to the history of Chesterfield County. Rotating exhibits are
themed along historical events that affected county residents. Take
a tour of the Museum. Admission is free and $2 donations are accepted.
The Chesterfield Historical Society of
Virginia manages several historic sites. View a map of the Historic
Sites Complex and the Courthouse
the historic Old Jail Visit More
Chesterfield County Facts
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.