Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia

MIssion:   to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the county’s  past  for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations

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Mission:   to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the county’s  past  for the education and enjoyment of present and future generationS

Home School Programs

WWI"  THE WAR TO END ALL WARS"

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021,  AT 10 AM - NOON

World War I: The War to End all Wars This program will address impacts to soldiers facing life on the front in World War I. Learn about involvement of American troops during the war, trench warfare, equipment, gear, food they ate, challenges they faced, and discover some of the battlefield improvements such as tanks, airplanes, artillery and more. Chesterfield Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop

 

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DISCOVERING  CHESTERFIELD"S  PAST

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2021,  AT 10 AM - NOON

This program addresses life in rural Chesterfield long ago. Visit a replica of an early 20th century General Store and imagine life in a bygone era. Take a tour of the historic Courthouse Green and learn about the training site for Colonial soldiers and their fight for religious freedom. Chesterfield Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop.

 

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CHESTERFIELD COAL

FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2021 AT 10 AM - NOON

Did you know that Midlothian was the site of the first commercial coal mines in North America? Take a guided tour and discover what coal mining was all about. Participate in a scale hardness test and learn how to classify rocks. This activity addresses geology and coal mining.  The program meets at the amphitheater in front of the lake at the Midlothian Mines Park, 13286 North Woolridge Road

GEOCACHING

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021,  AT 10 AM- NOON

Learn some of the basics of navigation and how to use a hand-held receiver as you search for clues on a scavenger hunt and look for caches or hidden treasure. Learn how to use a compass, understand basic uses of topographic maps and how these functions are important. Historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Road

April 30

Geocaching - Historic Castlewood - $5 Per Person
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​Please telephone the CHSV office at 804-796-7131 for details