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NOTICE -  The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia Headquarters and research library in historic Castlewood, formerly located at 10201 Iron Bridge Rd. Chesterfield, VA 23832, is closed for internal and external restoration.  The Historical Society continues its operations for our members, volunteers, and community in the Historic Trinity Chapel.  See the news media information.    < More>

NEW -  CHSV Winter Lectures
:   The Winter Lecture Series will began on January 13, 2017.  These are held at the Lucy Corr Village Community Hall, 6800 Lucy Corr Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832.  For information on our lectures, please call (804) 796-7121 1 See the Details

WWI Sopwith CamelWWI Items Needed The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is looking for WWI photographs of Chesterfield Veterans and other World War One artifacts.  A small WWI display can be seen in the Chesterfield County Community Development Building.  Please call 796-7131 or email Buddy Cranford for more details.   See Media Release  WWI HIstory 

We have "Saturday lectures" held at the Historic Old Jail and the Magnolia Grange House Musem.  For details,  Please call 768-7311 for reservations.  See our calendar of events. 

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


"Own" a piece of history By donating to the Revive Magnolia Grange Campaign .  This event will benefit the "Revive Magnolia Grange" Campaign to raise funds for the interior refurbishment of Magnolia Grange house museum, the only historic home open to the public.. More information here   here for the fund raiser page.  For Point of Rocks: "Help preserve historic Point of Rocks". For more information and to Donate, go here Point of Rocks Civil War site.     No change in Saturday hours 10:00 a.m - 2 pm.

Police ExhibitThe Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia opened an 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.

          Historic Castlewood c. 1935               Historic Castlewood c. 2016
Castlewood c 1935   Castlewood c. 2016


   As the center for Chesterfield County history, the mission of the CHSV is to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the county's past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.  

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Point of Rocks c. 1865 

Historic Point of Rocks c. 1865

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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.


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