Free Saturday Lectures
Free Saturday Lecture Series at Magnolia
Grange House Museum
January 14th 12pm – 1pm “How to Spot a Tyger:”
Speaker: Jason Lunze
: THis lecture is
about the exciting history of Sir Richard Grenville's
flagship and the new archaelogical evidence from the
excavationo of the Sea Adventure and the Princess Channel
February 4th 12pm – 1pm “Tokens of Love” Speaker LeeAnne
: Love is in the air with this lecture, which
explores the many different kinds of love tokens that
encompass everything from
rolling pins, hard-carved wooden spoons, coins to
scrimshaw corset busks. LeeAnne Ball is the Historical
Interpreter for Magnolia Grange.
March 11th “Tin Type Photography”.
SpeakerRon S. Carnegie:
Ron Carnegie is a practitioner of the art and
science of wet plate photography. Which is the process
that had replaced the more time-consuming and dangerous process
of Daguerreotype. Wet Plate was the process used in the period
of the American Civil war. Using reproduction and original
equipment, Ron captures images of light on tin, glass or
aluminum plates as it was done those many years ago. He will be
demonstrating the techniques involved in Tintype photography.
This is a free event to the
April 1st 12pm – 1pm "Virginia Roots Music"
Two landmark recording sessions in Richmond left Virginia a rich
legacy of traditional music in the 1920s and 30s. The Okeh
Record Company, a subsidiary of Columbia, came to Virginia’s
capital in October 1929 and recorded blues, jazz, country, and
gospel music played by musicians from every part of the state.
Seven years later the famed folklorist John Lomax visited the
Virginia State Penitentiary under the auspices of the Library of
Congress. He captured a wide array of African American folk
songs, including work tunes, folk ballads, spirituals, and
blues—a treasury of American traditional music. Dr. Gregg
Kimball of the Library of Virginia will recount the story of
these recording sessions and the artists who left this rich
musical legacy. The multimedia experience will include
vintage images and rare 78-rpm recordings, and live music.
14th 12pm – 1pm “How to Spot a Tyger:”
Speaker: Jason Lunze
: THis lecture is about the exciting
history of Sir Richard Grenville's flagship and the new
archaelogical evidence from the excavationo of the Sea Adventure and
the Princess Channel Wreck.
Library of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
Join the Chesterfield Historical Society
Programs and Tours
Spirited History is fun for everyone - for curiosity
seekers to the serious believer. Have some fun and take a tour or do a
workshop. For a larger view of this photo, click on it.
For your child, we offer a variety of
programs for Summer enjoyment. For more information, please contact Bryan
Truzzie at 751-4946
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
Headquarters and research library has moved into the old historic Trinity
Church . Please contact us: (804)796-7121.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.