New Chesterfield Museum Exhibit...
The Chesterfield County Historical Society (CHSV)
Opening of New Farm Exhibit
Announcing the opening of a new temporary exhibit at the Chesterfield County Museum, Farming in Chesterfield 100 Years Ago. The exhibit opened at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 7. Explore rural life in the early 1900s through photographs and artifacts. Learn about butter churning and the equipment used to churn butter. For more information, by call 804-768-7311.
The Museum is located at 6813 Mimms Loop, on the Historic Courthouse Green along Route 10/Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield.
The HISTORIC 1892 JAIL
Tours of the Historic 1892 Jail start at the County Museum.
Adjacent to the County Museum, the Historic 1892 Jail is commonly referred to as the “Old Jail.” A two-story granite and brick building, it served as the county prison until 1962. During the 1940s, the jail also served as Police headquarters and housed the county communications center. In 1982, it was designated a museum and made available to the Chesterfield Historical Society of VA as its first head office location. Upstairs, original iron-barred cells still enclose metal bunks, and graffiti. The front porch features a stone step preserved from the first Chesterfield County courthouse of 1749. Stepping on that front step is like stepping into history! The jail’s first floor features the exhibit The Old Jails of Chesterfield County, that describes the old jails, escape attempts, trials and punishments of long ago.