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 Friday 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.  See the Event Flyer to support the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. 

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


May be an image of 5 people and people smilingCommonwealth Commons Outdoor Concert:  We are back on for October 7, Thursday .  We were cancelled out twice in August due to bad weather.  Hopefully, this one can proceed as scheduled.  Commonwealth Commons Outdoor Concert: Concert events are held from 5:30-8:30 pm in the Westchester Concert Field, on Main Street at Westchester Commons. The concert will benefit the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. “Sedona Taphouse” is our provider this year. All proceeds from the sale of beer and wine at the event will go to the Chesterfield Historical Society.  We need you to make this year another success. The performer for our fundraiser this year is “The Mashup & Cozy Condition.“ group that has been wowing the crowd for many years.  If you just want to be a spectator, all the concert events are free to attend, and there will be food for sale and beverages for sale. Chairs and blankets are encouraged, and of course, your dancing shoes, as well. If you have been vaccinated fully, you are not required to wear a mask, however, if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask/face covering, you are welcome to do so. Come out and support the CHSV at this event

New Museum Exhibit:  
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation will opened a new exhibit at the Chesterfield County Museum on June 26:  "Quilts from the Past: Memories and Traditions". The quilts, selected from Chesterfield Historical Society’s Collection, will be removed from storage and exhibited through December 31, 2021.  These treasures date from the 1850s to the1970s, and document women’s lives and their social, political, and family connections. Some are “planned” quilts that utilized purchased fabrics, and others are informal quilts, pieced together with leftover scraps of fabric that held special memories. Among those displayed will be quilts that were said to have been buried in a creek to hide the family’s silver during the Civil War, crazy quilts, an African-American patchwork quilt, and a “signature quilt” that raised funds in 1938 for the Chester branch of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. This quilt contains 340 embroidered names/initials from area residents. The public is encouraged to identify any of the names or initials that may belong to their ancestors.  County Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, excluding holidays.  The museum is located at 6813 Mimms Loop, on the Historic Courthouse Green along Route 10/Ironbridge Road in Chesterfield.

NOTICE of Expanded Hours of Operation: The Chesterfield County Museum, the historic 1892 Jail, and Magnolia Grange Museum House now operates 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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