Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia


Magnolia Grange House Museum

Magnolia Grange Events

10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Please note: To maintain the historical integrity of the site, Magnolia Grange is not handicapped accessible.   Programs are Free. Reservations required for all programs.   Please call: 804-748-1498


Magnolia Grange House Museum offers events and programs that will satisfy any age group.  Home Schools and Public Schools are encourage to arrange a trip to the County Museum.  Call Lorie Arnold at 804-748-1498 for details.

  • Magnolia Grange House Museum Programs
  • WEDDING TRADITIONS TEA   Wednesday, 1 p.m., Oct. 6:  Wedding Traditions Tea-Enjoy a selection of specialty teas, finger sandwiches, and sweets while guest presenter Daniella Kyriakides shares stories behind our most common wedding rituals. 1-3 p.m. $30 per person. Reservations required. Register by  Friday, Oct. 1 at noon  using the Pay Pal Button below or by calling 748-1498.

  • Wedding Traditions Tea - Magnolia Grange - $30 Per Person
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Saturdays, Noon, Craft Programs

Aug. 26: Paper Lantern Play-Children in grades 1-3 can create a paper lantern inspired by Chinese wedding lanterns that were often imported and displayed in Colonial homes. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Thursdays, noon

Sept. 11:  Magnolia Making - Children in grades 1-3 will construct paper magnolias in honor of the flowers that bloomed on the trees that originally graced the site’s lawn. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Oct. 2:  Candy Kids - At this event, youngsters can assemble figures made of Halloween treats. For grades 1-3. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Nov. 13:  Pilgrim Hat Pencil Holder - In honor of the thanksgiving celebration at Plymouth Rock, kids in grades 1-3 will make festive pencil containers at this fun craft session. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturdays Noon, Historical Lectures

Sept. 4:  Virginia Railroads - At this lecture, Arthur Taylor of Hanover County Historical Society will present a program concerning the history of local railways

Sept 18: "Dolley Madison and the War of 1812” - Meet Dolley Madison, the vivacious wife of our fourth president, James Madison. Beloved by all, she was known as the “Presidentess” and was named America’s First Lady at her funeral. Learn about Mrs. Madison’s instrumental role in establishing the President’s House as the social center of Washington City and the part she played in bringing our bitterly divided country together during the tumultuous events of America’s Second War of Independence.. Guest speaker is Libby McNamee.  She served as a US Army JAG Officer in Korea, Bosnia, Germany, and Washington. In addition to Dolley Madison and the War of 1812:  America’s First Lady, McNamee is also the author of Susanna’s Midnight Ride:  The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War.   For more details or to sign up for McNamee’s program, call Lorie at 804-748-1498. Note that space is limited, and reservations are required. Please call a week prior to the event to register.

Oct. 16:  Celebrating Captain Sally-First-person interpreter Debbie Phillips will return to Magnolia Grange to honor Captain Sally Tompkins with a portrayal of the Civil War nurse who died in Richmond in 1916.

Nov. 6:  An Overview of POWs in Vietnam  - At this event, guest speaker H. Lee Dixon will present a lecture to mark the anniversary of the 1975 ending of the Vietnam War.

Nov. 20:  Native American Culture-Visit Magnolia Grange for a presentation, in recognition of Native American Heritage Month, provided by Henricus Historical Park.


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