Museum Programs - CHSV

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Museum Programs

Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia - Museum Programs
MUSEUM OPEN : Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-2pm


The Chesterfield County Museum and the Historic 1892 Jail, located on the Courthouse Green at the Chesterfield Government Center in Chesterfield, VA at 6813 Mimms Loop. All programs are free. Reservations are required.  Register at or by calling 804-748-1623 or use link below..    For details call the County Museum, 804-768-7311

Select the Museum picture below for a virtual tour of the Chesterfield 1892 Jail. See what the old jail may have looked as the last inmate saw it!

Scheduled Museum Programs
Historical Lectures and Events, Saturdays, 11 a.m.

Toys and Games of the Past :  
Both young and old are invited to step back in time and have fun discovering traditional children’s playthings such as Jacob’s ladder and quoits. Test your skill with the cup and ball and attempt to knock over all nine pins in a game of “skittles.” No batteries required!  Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ocher: Mankind's First Yellow:   At one time, about 40% of America’s yellow ocher pigment came from Bermuda Hundred in Chesterfield County.  Bermuda Yellow, as the shade was named, was an extremely popular color before the mines were exhausted by 1890. Learn about the many historical uses and meanings of yellow ocher in this talk by local artist and assistant professor at VCU, Miguel Carter-Fisher.  Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m. -noon

United States Fractional Currency: U.S. fractional notes were produced from 1862 to 1876 to alleviate a shortage of circulating coins brought on by the War Between the States.  Join numismatist Henry Coalter to learn about these paper substitutes that were printed in five issues consisting of 23 different types of notes.   Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m. -noon
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