Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia


We are a  501(C)(3) Organization.  Section 501(c)(3) is a portion of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and a specific tax category for nonprofit organizations. Organizations that meet the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) are exempt from federal income tax. While the IRS recognizes more than 30 types of nonprofit organizations, those that qualify as 501(c)(3) entities are unique because donations to them are tax-deductible.


$40 for 40 Celebration Campaign 1981-2021 

2021 marks the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia in 1981. Throughout this year, we will celebrate 40 years of commitment to “Save the Past for the Future".

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Help us reach our goal of 150 registered supporters through the Kroger Rewards Program to help support the mission of preserving Chesterfield County's history.  As a supporter of the Chesterfield Historical Society, we ask you to click the button below to link your Kroger Reward Card to our Community Reward Program.  It is easy and FREE!  The more supporters that shop at Kroger's, the more money our organization will earn!  Did you know you can donate to the Chesterfield Historical Society simply by shopping at Kroger or Amazon? You can tie your Kroger Rewards card to the society and Kroger donates a percentage of the purchase.

1. Click Sign In or Create an Account -*If you don't have an online account, they will need to click “Create an Account” and create a new
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4. Click My Account
5. Click Community Rewards
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Amazon’s program is similar, except instead of going to, go to It works the same as the usual Amazon site except Amazon will return 0.5% of your purchase total to us once you select CHSV as your charity. Start donating today?  Thank you for your donations. 


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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