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These programs are designed for families with children of all ages and grade levels.  Cost: $5 per child. Adults free. Fridays 10 a.m. - noon. Details: Bryan Truzzie at 751-4946 or To register, visit PayPal on this site.



Johnny Reb and Billy Yank: This program will address the hardship of the commomn soldier during the Civil War.  Students will learn about the food the soldiers ate, how they dealt with boredom, what motivated the soldiers to fight and understand the causes of the war. Students will gain an understanding on how the soldiers trained and equipment they carried on the march. Chesterfield Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, VA 23832  Friday, February 24, 2017  10 a.m. - noon   $5 and Friday, March 31, 2017  10 a.m. - noon   $5
Johnny Reb & Billy Yank

 Discovering Chesterfield's Past: This program addresses life in rural Chesterfield long ago. Visit a replica of an early 20th century General Store and imagine life in a bygone era. Take a tour of the historic Courthouse Green where you will walk in the shoes of the Continental soldiers and learn about the fight for religious freedom during the Colonial period. Chesterfield Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, VA 23832  Friday, February 3, 2017   10 a.m.- noon   $5 and Friday, March 3, 2017  10 a.m.- noon      $5

Discovering Chesterfield's Past
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Chesterfield Coal - From Fossisl Fuel to Electicity: Did you know that Midlothian was the site of the first  commercial coal mines in North America?  Take a guided tour and discover what coal mining was all about.  Explore the inpact  this community had on the region.  This activity addresses geology and cola mining.  Program meets in the amphitheater parking lot.  Midlothian MInes Park, 13286 North Woolridge Road, Midlothian, VA 23114 Friday, February 10, 2017 10 am-Noon $5, Friday, March 10, 2017 10 am-Noon $5 and Friday, April 7, 2017 10 am-Noon $5

From Fossil Fuel to Electricity
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Life on the Plantation: Take a tour of Magnolia Grange and experience what 19th century was like on a plantation.  Tour the herb garden and learn about the importance of herbs for flavor, medicine, fragrance and pest control.  Make a fragrant sachet to take home and learn to play period children's games.  Magnolia Grange House Museum, 10020 Ironbridge Road, CHesterfield, VA 23832   Friday, March 24, 2017 10 am-Noon $5 and Friday, April 28, 2017 10 am-Noon $5

Life on the Plantation


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Events and Museum Exhibits

 1892 Old JailThe 1892 Historic Jail is opened for tours.  The adjacent Museum houses exhibits pertaining to the history of Chesterfield County.  Rotating exhibits are themed along historical events that affected county residents.  Please take a tour of the Museum.  Admission is free and $2 donations are accepted. 



A Tour of Midl-Lo Mines in Chesterfield County, VA

Mid-Lo Mine Tour


The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia manages several historic sites.  View a map of the Historic Sites Complex and the Courthouse Green brochure


View A Movie of the historic Old Jail      Visit More Historic Sites 

Chesterfield County Facts

Teachers Resources

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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