Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia

Mission:   to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the county’s  past  for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations


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About the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia...

Chartered on September 23, 1981, to meet the growing demand for genealogical and historical research, the Society traces its origins to a Museum Society organized in 1961.  It was responsible for the first County Museum which opened in 1980.  We are a volunteer organization governed by approved by-laws and all volunteer Board of Directors that provides leadership to CHSV committees to develop educational and fundraising programs and conduct research.   The Society offers more than 60 events and programs each year which attracts around 10,000 patrons including 1,000 school children.  Our Events Calendar includes an annual winter lecture series, genealogy workshops, rotating exhibits, tours of Civil War sites, paranormal investigations, elegant themed teas served with bone china and finger sandwiches, summer camps for kids and much more.  

NOTICE of Event : The Chesterfield Historical Society of VA will sponsor a Bake, Craft, and Plant sale at Castlewood, Saturday, May 1, 2021 – 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. – The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) and Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation will sponsor a Fundraiser at Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, Va. 23832 from 10 A.M, to 2 P.M.  (Corner of Rt. 10 and Krause Road) The Craft, Bake and Plant sale will raise funds for restoration efforts at Historic Point of Rocks Park.  Various vendors will be showcasing their plants, crafts and bakery items.  Tours of Castlewood and the herb garden will be available at no charge, Free parking will be available on site.  Funds raised will support the mission of Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.  For more information, please call Ruth Snead at (804)350-0156

NOTICE of Expanded Hours of Operation: Beginning May 1, the Chesterfield County Museum, the historic 1892 Jail, and Magnolia Grange Museum House will operate on an expanded weekly schedule of Tuesday -Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The museum and jail are located on Mimms Loop in the Courthouse Green at the Chesterfield Government Center. Magnolia Grange Museum House is located at 10020 Iron Bridge Road. The historic facilities were closed in March of last year and recently reopened with limited hours. These expanded hours return the sites to a pre-COVID-19 operating schedule.

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