Chesterfield Museum and Historic 1892 Jail
MUSEUM OPEN :Wednesdays 10am-4pm & Saturdays 10am-2pm
County Museum and the Historic 1892 Jail, closed
since March 2020, have reopened to the public.
Both museums are located on Mimms Loop on the
Courthouse Green at the Chesterfield Government
programs and are free but reservations are
required. Space is limited. Participants must
follow social distancing guidelines, face masks
are required and enhanced cleaning standards in
place. For details or to reserve a seat for any
program call Pat Roble, 768-7311.
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY MUSEUM PROGRAMS
- History of Heirloom Herbs:
Explore the historical
uses and folklore of herbs that have been used
as air freshener, insect repellent, medicinal
and culinary uses. Discover how herbs were an
important part of life for centuries and in
different cultures. Participants will have an
opportunity to experience different herbs and
make an herbal sachet.
June 12 -
America’s Doughboys and the National Pastime in
the Great War :
:This presentation by Alexander Barnes, Command Historian with the Virginia National Guard, recounts the story of how baseball played an important role in entertaining the troops during WWI. Playing wherever they could find enough room to throw a ball, the Doughboys brought the game with them into the front lines and then into the occupation of Germany. Sharing their military service, in combat and on the baseball diamond, were a number of famous professional ball players, managers, lawyers, politicians, and even an umpire.
Apples to Appleseed: How Cider and John
Chapman Shaped the Early Frontier
:This lecture will explore a brief history of the apple and apple cider, and dive into the history behind Johnny Appleseed. Attendees will learn about the origins of the apple, its unique contribution to English North American culture and development, and how Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) sprouted from his roots in a modest New England family to grow into to one of the greatest legends our country has ever known.
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