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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.
Mimms: A Legend and Legacy. Presented by the African American
History Committee of the Chesterfield Historical Society. The
exhibit unveils the legend and legacy of Cornelius Mimms, the first
African American who served on Chesterfield County’s Board of
Supervisors. He served several terms during his early career as
Supervisor of Roads and also Supervisor of the Poor. Attorney
Mimms served as Dean of the Richmond Bar and practiced before the
courts during a long and honorable career.
See the flyer
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
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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.