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The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is excited to assist Chesterfield County Public School teachers in teaching local history as part of your curriculum.  We are happy to work with you in designing a specific workshop or class to meet your instructional needs.  Please call our office if you have questions about any of the programs, historic sites, Research Library, or events we offer.  Our website has more information and programs for your use.   Visit our site index to see what we offer.  We want to be a resource to you as we fulfill our mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote Chesterfield County�s past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations..


Library open Monday-Friday, 10-4  Closed major holidays.  Appointments are recommended for research assistance.  Printable Detail Resource List      


      Books:  Our books concentrate primarily on the history of Chesterfield County and its families. We also have some books on surrounding cities and counties.


     Maps:  We have a comprehensive collection of county maps, 1607-1991, Civil War Maps, Mining and more.

    Manuscripts: We have numerous original documents, including: Church minute books, Family Bible recordsand letters, School record books and more.

    Picture Collection:  Over 1,000 old Chesterfield photographs and negatives portraying life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,

    Rare Books: The collection includes out-of-print books and original manuscriptsThese original records are available to the serious historian by prior appointment. Many have been photocopied for general use.


    Cemetery Records: An alphabetical file of over 12,000 known burials in Chesterfield County recorded from Family graveyards, Church cemeteries and other resources.

   Vertical Files: An extensive alphabetical file of Newspaper clippings, Magazine clippings, Brochures,  and Programs from various events.  All are related to Chesterfield citizens, sites, and events


     Chesterfield Family Names Names of Chesterfield County Families collected by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia 



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Primarry Resources


Civil Rights and Massive Resistance In Chesterfield County: "African-American Schools in Chesterfield County During the Segregated Era"


Special Events and Programs


Christmas At Magnolia Grange


Scout Workshops


History Programs


 Historic Sites Map




Paranormal Tours


Civil War Traveling Trunk

Bermuda Hundred Campaign Map

Battle Animations

Civil War Tours

For more information and how to order these programs for your classroom, please call or e-mail the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia office:  (804) 796-7121 or email


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.


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