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

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.


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Current Planned Events


Commonweath Commons Outdoor Concert:  The Westchester Concert Series returns for its 7th year and you’re invited every other Friday night at Westchester Commons.  In the early Fall (date to be announced later)  the pproposed concerrt will benefit the Chesterfield Historical Socity of Virginia.   

Paranormal Event
Flumeri Promotions is honored to host a public ghost hunting event at Magnolia Grange on September 18th! Come investigate Magnolia Grange with RTL PARANORMAL and our guest investigator for the evening......Mustafa Gatollari from the television show Ghost Hunters!   Anyone interested in registering for this event should contact Gina Love by calling (804) 796-7131 or by emailing her directly at Space is limited. As these events tend to sell out quickly, please do not delay in registering.  We hope to see you there!  For details,   See our Events Page  Yoo may also sign up using our Pay Pal button.

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


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.  Click Photograph for a larger view.

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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