Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia

Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia 2021 Event CalendarCHSV Hours

Our Events Calendar includes 

Annual Winter Lecture Series

Genealogy Workshops

Rotating Exhibits

Tours of Civil War sites

Paranormal Investigations

Elegant Themed Teas 

Summer Camps for Scouts, Home-Schoolers and children age group 8-12

 

 

Annual fundraisers include

Ever-Popular Antiques Evaluation

Westchester Commons Summer Concert Series:  Concert events are held from 5:30-8:30 on Thursday evenings in the Westchester Concert Field, on Main Street at Westchester Commons. (see Below Event).  On the day of the Concert, you can help us raise funds for this event. 

We sponsor the Annual Chesterfield County Veterans Day ceremony at the 1917 Courthouse and support the preservation of our historical sites and Civil War parks.

 

In addition, the Society promotes county history through public speaking engagements, information tables at local festivals and programs for educational outreach.

Notice:  For CHSV Events :  Requests for refunds will be honored in the full amount of the class or event less any costs incurred such as third party administrative fees (PayPal, etc.).

 

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Current Planned Events

 

Harken Back BandHarken Back String Band at Castlewood The Historical Society is pleased to welcome Harken Back String Band to Castlewood on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at noon. This musical performance is free to the public. We hope you will join us!  “Harken Back String Band is an educational-based group of musicians and singers that perform songs and ballads popular in nineteenth century America. In many ways, music from that era expressed and transcended the diversity of early America. Much of this music came from European immigrants who settled here, as well as from enslaved people from Africa.  The mission of Harken Back String Band is to inform as well as entertain audiences. By listening to historical narratives that accompany the music, audiences gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the attitudes and experiences of our developing nation—giving shape to a new, unique form of American music.” Although the event is free, as it is inside we do request that you register by emailing Nicholas Carico at nicholasfcarico@gmail.com. Simply provide your name and number of people in your party. Thank you!

 

The Westchester Concert Series will once again host a series of performances that will benefit local charitable organizations. The final concert of the year on Thursday September 29, 2022 will benefit the Chesterfield Historical Society. The KOS Band will be the performer for our concert. The concert series is bringing in bigger acts this year and is expecting large crowds. We are in need of volunteers to work the event.  I am contacting those who have volunteered before  to see if you are available this year. We will begin to meet to work out the details for this event in the coming weeks. Volunteers will be responsible for checking identification, distributing wrist bands, selling tickets for beer and wine, serving/pouring beer from the taps at the beer tent and monitoring two entrances at the venue. Volunteers are needed from 4:30 until 9. We need a minimum of 20 people to handle the work load at this event. Volunteers do not have to be Historical Society members so if friends or family want to participate they are welcome. If you are interested in volunteering please reply to Scott Williams at  Williamss@chesterfield.gov  or call 804-641-0634.  We have also received a grant from Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial on behalf of the Historical Society that will match what we raise up to $2,500. This is our biggest fundraising opportunity of the year so please help if you can.


About Our Newsletter...

Messenger Newsletter

The Chesterfield Historical Socciety of Virginia's Newsletter (titled"The Messenger") presented here are the online versions.  Some of the files may appear to load slow due to the large size of the formatted file.m All Meseegers published by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia are located in the CHSV Research Library.  Each are a valuable tool for researching Chesterfield County people and their history. Our Library Volunteers are to assist you if needed.  Members of the Society receive the free newsletter quarterly.  You are encourage to join.  The Messenger Newsletter is printed quarterly.  It is produced and edited by Diane Dallmeyer Hewitt.  Diane is a published author in her own right and has written many interesting historical article for the local area papers.  Many are still online. Her stories  from the Courthouse Green to the creeks of Midlothian, local historian Diane Dallmeyer explores this fascinating history with a series of vignettes and articles that first appeared in the Chesterfield Observer.  Her book is titled " Chesterfield County Chronicles: Stories from the James to the Appomattox".

Members and volunteers find many opportunities to learn local history and share their skills and knowledge.  We have on-going projects to collect and transcribe the written records of Chesterfield County for all to use.  Throughout the year we serve nearly 10,000 patrons to our sites, library, and our programs, including local school children.

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