Programs and Events Calendar

Headeer  Magnolia Grange  CHesterfield 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

Saturdays, noon

April 24 – Celebrating Captain Sally

First person interpreter Debbie Philips will portray Civil War nurse Sally Tompkins who died in Richmond in 1916.  Cancelled.

May 15 – Architecture through the Ages

Historic preservationist Shannon Brumfield will speak on architectural history.

June (date TBA) – An Overview of POWs in Vietnam

Historical interpreter H. Lee Dixon will present a lecture to mark the 46th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

July 17 – “Blockade Runners”

Author and retired U.S. Air Force officer Dr. Andrew English will speak on Civil War ships.

August 7 – Archeology Anniversary

Archeological Society of VA/Kittiewan Plantation staff will present an artifact-centered program in recognition of the 81st Anniversary of the Archaeological Society of Virginia.

County Museum Events

6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Programs are Free. Reservations required for all programs.  Please call: 804-768-7311

Saturdays, 11a.m.

May 15 – History of Heirloom Herbs

Explore the historical uses and folklore of herbs that have been used as air freshener, insect repellent, and for medicinal and culinary purposes. Participants will have an opportunity to experience different herbs and create an herbal sachet.

June 12 – America’s Doughboys and the National Pastime (Baseball) during the Great War

Alexander Barnes, Command Historian with the Virginia National Guard, will recount how baseball played an important role in entertaining the troops during WWI.

July (date TBA) – Apples to Appleseed: How Cider & John Chapman shaped the Early Frontier

A brief history of the apple and apple cider, and a dive into the history behind Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman of New England).

August 7 – Toys and Games of the Past

Fun-filled family event (11am thru 1pm) to learn about, and play with, traditional children’s playthings such as Jacobs Ladder, knucklebones and quoits, cup and ball, and the game of “skittles.” Create a whirligig to take home.