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


New ItemParanormal Investigation Spend an evening discovering the haunting history of Magnolia Grange.  Saturday, December 10th - 6:30 PM to 12:00 AM  $45 Per Person.  To register, use  the conenient PayPal button below or a credit card of your choice.

Magnolia Grange Paranormal Investigation $45 Per Person





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.

Historic Sites Collage