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2022 Magnolia Grange Bicentennial Celebration Began on Saturday, May 21 with the  “Mayfaire” Festival.  Magnolia Grange, our historic house museum on Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield, is celebrating its 200th anniversary throughout 2022.

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia held its first meeting on September 23, 1981, at the Central Library with 258 charter members. A private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization funded with membership dues and tax deductible donations, the Society mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote Chesterfield County’s unique past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.  Historic Trinity Church (1887), located at 10111 Iron Bridge Road, serves as the organization headquarters and research library. In addition, the Society maintains collections in the County Museum and 1892 Old Jail on the historic 1917 Courthouse Green, as well as in Magnolia Grange (1822), a house museum on Iron Bridge Road. The Society also helps maintain eight battlefields. Our events and programs calendar includes lectures, genealogy workshops, rotating exhibits, battlefield tours, themed fundraisers, public speaking engagements, and programs for educational outreach, home schools and scouting.

Visit our Research Library and discover your Chesterfield ancestors and their rich history.  Our volunteers are there to assist you if needed..  See our library page for more information.  See The New Film on the Library Committee

Our Facility and Resources

The Chesterfield Historical Society has an extensive collection of manuscripts, family histories, geneaolgy files, maps, books, photographs and other collections including museum artifacts within our facility.  These are available for researching your Chesterfield County, VA connection..  We also do research for a fee. Our task is not simple but one of preservation of everything Chesterfield County.  We have faithful and passionate volunteers doing a variety of tasks to maintain our collections.  They are here to assist you if needed.  We are easy to find in Chesterfield County and located near the Chesterfield County Complex at the corner of Ironbridge and Crouse Roads.  Parking is avaiable in the rear of our facility.  You enter our building through the front entrance.  WE are quite happy to serve our patrons as needed.  We also have a variety of events and special tours presented by Parks and Recreation History Staff and the Chesterfield Museum and Magnolia Grange. Courtesy of Chesterfield Parks and Recreation.

 

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