Civil War Tours
February 4, 2023: Historical Lectures and Events, Saturdays, 11 a.m. Civil War Surgery (Behind the Green Cloth) Learn about Victorian era surgery, and medical equipment of that time period. Details
February 8, 2023: Valentines Day Tea at Magnolia Grange House Museum: a very special Valentine Tea in beautiful Magnolia Grange from 1:00-3:00 pm, There will be musical entertainment, tours of the home, and a Valentine-themed menu of savory and sweet tea sandwiches and desserts, catered again by the fabulous Baking and Pastry Arts students of the Chesterfield Technical Center at Courthouse Campus. $25 Go here to register.
February 9, 2023: Historical Lectures and Craft Workshops, Thursdays, 11 a.m. The History and Art of Pressed Flowers Details
February 11, 2023: Life is History - Speaker will be Dr. Lerla Joseph, a recipient of the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy 's prestigious 2021 Strong Men and Strong Women in Virginia Awards. The presentation will be how each person’s life contributes to the oral or written archive of historical events during their life. Theresa Gee is a storyteller and living history performer who began her career as a radio and television broadcaster. She has portrayed historic figures such as Rosa Parks, Sally Hemmings, Maya Angelou and Coretta Scott King. She also spends her time as a fashion show coordinator, acting coach and conference speaker. Go here to register
2023: Winter Lecture
Series at Beulah United Methodist
Church, 6930 Hopkins Road. At 7:00pm and are
free to members and $5 for non-members. “Spy
Pilot: Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident
and a Controversial Cold War Legacy”.
Powers; Founder and Chairman
Emeritus of the Cold War Museum at Vint
Hill, Va. He founded the museum in 1966 to
honor Cold War veterans, preserve Cold War
history, and to educate future generations
for this time period. Because of
his efforts to establish the museum, the
Junior Chamber of Commerce selected him as
one of the "Ten Outstanding Young
Americans" for 2002.
February 18, 2023: Black History Month Presentation - Theresa Gee will have a historic interpretation of "Elizabeth Keckley," dress maker and confidant of Mary Todd Lincoln and native of Dinwiddie Countye. February 18, 2023 11:00 am. Theresa Gee will tell the story of Elizabeth Keckley, born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia in 1818, detailing her life experiences from slavery to her successful career as first lady Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker Details.
Because of his efforts to establish the museum, the Junior Chamber of Commerce selected him as one of the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" for 2002.
March 9, 2023 – Historic Trees of Chesterfield: Silent Witnesses to our Past: This presentation will explore the history of Chesterfield’s most notable trees. Learn about the Nunnally oak tree that has been standing for over two centuries at the old courthouse, the Osage orange tree that once stood at Magnolia Grange and other old local trees. Details
4, 2023: County Museum
Short Film Day :
:Four short films highlighting various aspects of Chesterfield history will be shown. These films are approximately 15 minutes in length and feature first-person oral histories.
11:00 a.m. - Chesterfield Remembers World War II. Memories of 6 Chesterfield WWII veterans
11:30 a.m. - Chesterfield County Police 100th Anniversary. Interview of Major Charles Richter
12:00 noon - Firefighting in Chesterfield County. Memories of fire department volunteers
12:30 p.m. - Oral History Interview of African American Octogenarian
March 18, 2023:
Historic Women of Central Virginia In
celebration of Women’s
History Month, a lecture
about " Jane Minor, Lucy Winfree and
Susannah Bolling". Join us for an
opportunity to learn more about
intelligent and brave women at a time
when they were often seen but not heard.
Go here to register
March 18, 2023: Historic Women of Central Virginia In celebration of Women’s History Month, a lecture about " Jane Minor, Lucy Winfree and Susannah Bolling". Join us for an opportunity to learn more about intelligent and brave women at a time when they were often seen but not heard. Go here to register
Chesterfield County Historic Sites
The "Magnolia Grange House Museum" is an elegant Federal period home built in 1822, named for the circle of magnolia trees that once graced its front lawns. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Magnolia Grange’s distinctive architectural features include elaborate ceiling motifs, a half-turn open carved stairway and hand-painted scenic wallpaper produced by Zuber, a French manufacturer.
Help Save Chesterfield County's Rich History
C. 1879 Trinity Church - The old church sits in a stand of a few trees not quite visible from Krause Road but adjacent to Ironbridge Road where it is plainly noticeable. It offers an unobstructed view at that corner. Not so vacant any longer and no longer a huge storage shed for odds and ends, it serves a new purpose in its longevity of survival. It is alive with activity once again. Presently, the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is utilizing the building as its headquarters and library until historic Castlewood is renovated. Historic Castlewood, ca. 1817-1819, sits nearby to the church just across Krause Road and was once the parsonage for the Methodist.