Museum Programs - CHSV

Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
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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 at 6813 Mimms Loop in Chesterfield, VA.

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.

January 13,2024 – Historic Trees of Chesterfield: Silent Witnesses to our Past:  Learn about the Nunnally oak tree that has been standing for over two centuries at the old courthouse, the Osage orange tree that once stood at Magnolia Grange and other old local trees.
February 24, 2024 – Slave Trading and the Early African American Presence in Bermuda Hundred:  Rev. Herbert Townes will share the untold story of African American slave trading that took place at Bermuda Hundred in Chesterfield County.  

March 30, 2024 – A Garden of Dyes: The Art and Technique of Using Natural Dyes: Join Mike Grant, a dyed-in-the-wood spinner, to learn about the types of dyes that were used to color textiles in the past.  Equipment, techniques, and some of the many plant sources of dye, such as indigo and woad, will be discussed.

April 27, 2024 – Courthouse Green Tour: During an outdoor walking tour of Chesterfield’s Historic Courthouse Green, learn about the historic buildings and monuments as well as the 210-year-old Nunnally Oak Tree.  After the tour, participants are welcome to further explore the history of Chesterfield County at the County Museum and Old Jail.
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