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:804-751-4946 or email Bryan Truzzie

MapMagnolia Grange in Light Snow

Note:  Magnolia Grange is temorarily closed for repairs/painting. 

200th Anniversary of Magniolia Grange:  Magnolia Grange is temporarily closed to the public. The Historical Society—in partnership with Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, Chesterfield County General Services, and Chesterfield County—is restoring the interior of this historical home. As many of you know, this year marks the 200th anniversary of Magnolia Grange (1822-2022). As such, the Historical Society is coordinating a special commemorative events.  In the meantime, please visit us at our library and offices at Trinity Church, the County Museum, or the historic jail. We hope to see you soon  The house museum will reopen to the public on August 2,  2022.    See News Release  Printable Sites Map  

 

 

 

Magnolia Grange House Museum offers events, programs and tours that will satisfy any age group.  Home Schools and Public Schools are encourage to arrange a trip to the County Museum.    The last tour at Magnolia Grange ends on  Tuesdays-Fridays at 3:00 PM and the last tour on Saturdays is at 1:00 PM. Call 804-748-1498 for details.  More about Magnolia Grange-select the photo above. Click on picture for a larger view of Magnolia Grange.

Jun. 11:  History of Maggie L. Walker: During this presentation staff from the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site will share the history of the accomplishments of this historic figure. Saturday, June 11, noon-1 p.m. Reservations required.   Please call:804-751-4946 or email Bryan Truzzie Please Note: This Program will be held at Castlewood

 

Aug 11:  LAFAYETTE, AMERICA’S FAVORITE FIGHTING FRENCHMANJoin Libby McNamee, award winning author and speaker as she explores the life of this fascinating historical figure. As French General Lafayette, he was instrumental in the founding of our country. Find out how he was the mastermind behind our miraculous victory at the Battle of Yorktown. We will discuss this and much more about his amazing life, starting with his aristocratic upbringing and then his orphanhood at 13 and marriage at 16 to his wife, Adrienne. In addition, we will delve into his contributions to the French Revolution when he earned the nickname “Hero of Two Worlds.” Come find out why he later spent five years in an Austrian prison. Then hear about his triumphant return to the U.S. in 1824-25 as “The Nation’s Guest” when he toured every state for over a year. 

Saturday, August 20   11 a.m. At Magnolia Grange.  Reservations required.   Please call:804-751-4946 or email Bryan Truzzie

 

 

 

Historic Sites Collage