Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia Volunteers
10111 Ironbridge Road, CHesterfield, VA 23832
are our lifeblood! They can choose to work on committees or on
their own individual projects, either on-site or off-site. Thinking
of volunteering? These guidelines will help you to find your
"fit" at CHSV: * What aspect of Chesterfield history interests
you? (example: oral histories, map projects, research)
*Do you have a project in mind?
(example: African-American Chesterfield history)
know what form that project will take, or do you need to brainstorm
it with someone?
time do you have? A few hours? A full day? Special
* Are you ready
to make a commitment, or do you prefer a more informal arrangement?
enjoy working with the public?
Does working in the CHS library at the Old
Trinity Church appeal to you? (1)-Research & Compile histories on
each of the County's High Schools, (2)- Update list of all
African-American resources in the Society's library collection,
(3)-Scan/digitize the Society's Picture Collection, (4)-Update the
Index of The Messenger, the Society's newsletter, (5)-Design a
calendar to be sold as a fundraiser for the Society, (6)-Design a
new brochure for the Society, (7) -Oral History Project - interview
elderly County residents to capture their memories of the early
1900 and (8)-Research & Compile an archival record of the history
of Chesterfield businesses and industries
CHSV Committees: The Cemetery
Committee needs volunteers willing to do research at the Library of
Virginia or the County Courthouse, during normal business hours.
Some computer skills are necessary. At the CHS Library - the
following projects need volunteers: scanning the Library
Photo collection and at the museum we need collections management.
Each year, our dedicated CHSV volunteers contribute over 12,000
hours which equals $264,000 according to the U.S. Department of
Labor rate for museum personnel.
please call 804-796-7121 or vistit historic Trinity Church, 10111
Ironbridge Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832.
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Historic Magnolia Grange Museum Home Restoration Efforts
are well aware that without dedicated maintenance and care, a home can
quickly fall into disrepair. Our museum home needs some dedicated care.
That is why the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia launched a
Spring event to help raise funds to restore this grand plantation home
museum. Our events proceeds go to support this restoration effort. You can
help. Even if you do not play in our Golf Classic, you can donate to this
worthy cause. We want, with your generous help, for our grand manor to be
the showplace of Chesterfield County. Please give generously so the repairs
can be made. Visit Magnolia Grange and take the tour. We are a County rich
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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.