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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
AND PRIMARY SOURCES AVAILABLE IN OUR REFERENCE LIBRARY
Library open Monday-Friday, 10-4 Closed
major holidays. Appointments are recommended for research assistance.
Our books concentrate primarily on the history of
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.
have numerous original documents, including: Church minute books, Family
Bible recordsand letters,
record books and more.
Over 1,000 old Chesterfield photographs and negatives portraying life in the
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,
The collection includes out-of-print books and original manuscripts.
These original records are available to the serious historian by prior
appointment. Many have been photocopied for general use.
An alphabetical file of
over 12,000 known burials in
cemeteries and other resources.
An extensive alphabetical file of Newspaper clippings, Magazine clippings,
Brochures, and Programs from various events. All are related to
Chesterfield citizens, sites,
Chesterfield Family Names:
County Families collected by the
Historical Society of Virginia
Join the Chesterfield Historical Society
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)
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.