MIssion:   to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the county‚Äôs  past  for the education and enjoyment of present and future generationS

Chesterfield Historical Society of VirginiaCHSV Hours


Chartered on September 23, 1981, to meet the growing demand for genealogical and historical research, the Society traces its origins to a Museum Society organized in 1961.  It was responsible for the first County Museum which opened in 1980.  We are a volunteer organization governed by approved by-laws and all volunteer Board of Directors that provides leadership to CHSV committees to develop educational and fundraising programs and conduct research.   The Society offers more than 60 events and programs each year which attracts around 10,000 patrons including 1,000 school children.  Our Events Calendar includes an annual winter lecture series, genealogy workshops, rotating exhibits, tours of Civil War sites, paranormal investigations, elegant themed teas served with bone china and finger sandwiches, summer camps for kids and much more.  Visit us at the Historic Trinity Church , 10111 Ironbridge Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832.

Films and Documentaries:  We have a series of films and documentaries that tell the storrie of our volunteers, our history, or research capabilities and our goals and dedication to preserving Chesterfield County history.  You can also visit the Chesterfield County Museum, the historic 1892 Jail, and Magnolia Grange Museum House and historic Trinity Church.  The films/videos were made posible by the Chesterfield County Communications and Media personnel.  We are grateful to John Longnaker and Matthew Boyce were instrumentental in telling the CHSV story. The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia operates on an expanded weekly schedule of Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 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.   Historic Trinity is open Monday through Friday from 10 am until 4 pm.  Our volunteers are specail people who help to preserve Chesterfield County history.  You can be a part of this wonderful group of county citizens.  Join us today

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Listed below are Video films that give a pictorial documentation about the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virgina and the historical sites and its history within Chesterfield County, VA.

Chesterfield Historical Society Introduction Film

CHSV Research LIbrary

Magnolia Grange


1892 Historic Jail


CHSV African American History Commitee

Midlothian Elementary School Historical Road Marker

 Midlothian MInes

Dodd Park at Point of Rocks

Chesterfield Museum

The Nunnally Tree

May 2022 Memorial Day Service



 Historic Sites Collage