Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
A Paranormal Event: Join us for an exciting paranormal event on February 10, 2024 at the historical Magnolia Grange, Chesterfield County’s preeminent House Museum. Built in 1822, some of the most prominent members of Chesterfield County society called it home, including the Winfrees, Cogbills, Duvalls, and others. “Rumor has it that the children played back and forth with the children of Castlewood Plantation.” There were community leaders, working class, servants, and slaves who lived at Magnolia Grange. On site is the meticulously restored and furnished house, foundations of slave quarters, and kitchen, and a cemetery. Has everyone who called Magnolia Grange home left the premise? Maybe… but maybe not. Why don’t you come see for yourself? Use the PayPal button below and register for our "fun" event. Sat., Feb. 10th from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. held at Magnolia Grange (See the Photograph below)
A Paranormal Event:: Castlewood is a plantation built about 1822, by Parke Poindexter, Clerk of Chesterfield Courts. It was used by the Poindexter family for many years and then went into the hands of other families. It was a Parsonage for what was believed to be Trinity Church. It was even used as a bank before it’s restoration. We know that two small children passed away, one when his pajamas got caught in the Christmas tree candles. Please join us for a fun night of searching for spirits! Sat., March 16th from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. held at Historic Castlewood (See the Photograph below)
Our Events: When scheduled, our Events Calendar includes: Annual Winter Lecture Series, Genealogy Workshops, Rotating Exhibits, Tours of Civil War sites, Paranormal Investigations, Elegant Themed Teas, Summer Camps for Scouts, Home-Schoolers and children age group 8-12
Annual fundraisers include: Ever-Popular Westchester Commons Summer Concert Series: Concert events are held from 5:30-8:30 on Thursday evenings in the Westchester Concert Field, on Main Street at Westchester Commons. On the day of the Concert, you can help us raise funds for this event. We also sponsor an Antiques Evaluation in the Fall. Presently, we are on a hiatus for this event.
We sponsor the Annual Chesterfield County Veterans Day ceremony at the 1917 Courthouse and support the preservation of our historical sites and Civil War parks. In addition, the Society promotes county history through public speaking engagements, information tables at local festivals and programs for educational outreach.
Notice: For CHSV Events : Please Review the Refund Policy. Holiday Closures
"Castlewood" formerly housed the offices and staff of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. It recently underwent renovations. We are now located in the Historic Trinity Church and expanded our research library. Our holdings focus primarily on the history of Chesterfield county and its families. The collection has been carefully assembled through the years by members and friends of the Society and preserved for the use of this and future generations. We invite the public to make use of our library free of charge. And while you are here, check out museum, old jail and Magnolia Grange. We have rotating exhibits on display for your enjoyment.