CHSV Research LIbrary
Founded in 1982, the Chesterfield
Historical Society of VA research library currently contains around
18,000 items, 90% of which have been donated by local residents. In
addition to books, the library collection includes manuscripts,
maps, periodicals, scrapbooks, census records, oral histories, title
deed abstracts, family history files and vertical files (news
articles, brochures and flyers on people, places and events in
Chesterfield County) as well as videos, CDs and DVDs.
collected an irreplaceable Rare Books section which includes
valuable publications dating back to the mid-1800s. In addition,
our unique Picture Collection spans the entire era of photography
from tin types to digital. Duplicates of items in the Picture
Collection are available for a fee.
Chesterfield Veterans Database (sample shown here) is an
on-going project which lists over 4,000 individuals from every
conflict since 1611, from the Colonial period thru to the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan. Use of the database form will help us to keep
the database current.
Veterans Database Form
Library volunteers assist
patrons and handle research requests, maintain records, preserve and
repair items and compile indices such as
CHS African American Resources.
New Collections are available to use. Please contact the
librarian for details, (804)796-7121. Hours of Operaation:
Monday-Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Photographic Prints : Looking for prints of Chesterfield County? Our
images work great for decorative art, presentations, office decor
and gifts. You may email
us or call 804.796-7121 if you are interested in purchasing a
the following days the Library will be closed for Holidays:
Monday, January 1, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
Monday, January 16,
Library of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
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Located in the
Historic Trinity Church on the corner of Iron Bridge Road and Krause
Road, the Library of the Chesterfield Historical Society is a reference
facility open to the public for research purposes Monday through Friday,
10:00am-4:00pm. Use of the library is free. A fee is charged for
photocopies. Write-in research requests cost $25.
Read our brochure on the
CHS Library. It lists all the library resources to help in your
Chesterfield County Families collected by the
Historical Society of Virginia
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.
Volunteer Opportunities!! Due to
personnel changes, the Society has new volunteer openings at both Magnolia
Grange and Trinity. While the county advertises for replacements for staff
at both locations, volunteers become even more valued in filling the gaps so
that visitors are provided a satisfying experience in our venues. Openings
for docents, guides who help library patrons and those interested in caring
for our vast collection of portraits and artifacts are now available.
Email our librarian ) for more specifics.