Summer Camps - CHSV

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Summer Camps

Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia -Summer Camps
Welcome to Summer Camps  
For registrations and details contact: Details: Bryan Truzzie at 804-751-4946 or   
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Archaeology Summer Camp (Diggin' in History)
Cost: $100.00  Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-   1 p.m.  Session 1:  July 10-14, 2023  or Session  2: July 31-August 4, 2023. For   children ages 8-12. Space is limited. Maximum particpants is 14.
This summer day camp will provide an introduction to archaeology for children providing participants a variety of engaging   activities to experience archaeology hands on with a wide range of activities from conducting site surveys, performing shovel test pits, site mapping, archaeological excavations, artifact repair and reconstruction, soil surveys and   documentation. A field trip to the Chesterfield County Museum on Friday is included. Snacks and water provided with fee. Historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield VA 23832.  To register, use the PayPal button below or call 804-796-7131. The Camp Session 1:  July 10-14, 2023 and Session 2: July 31-August 4, 2023 are now full.

Heritage Camp and Summer Games
COST    $100.00  Monday - Friday, 9 am. -1   pm.  July 17-21, 2023 and   August 7-11, 2023, Friday, 9 am-1 pm.   For   children ages 8-12. Space is limited. Maximum participants is 14.
This camp will address period games that   children would have enjoyed during the 17 and 18th Centuries.  Children will have the opportunity to engage in Colonial and Native American craft and  games from pottery making, calligraphy, paper marbleizing, weaving, candle dipping, butter churning to making various crafts each day ranging from tin pressing, plant bookmarks, medicine pouches and   others. Snacks and water provided with fee. Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield VA 23832. To register, use the PayPal button below or call 804-796-7131.  Use The PayPal Button to register.

Historic Crafts and Trades Summer Day Camp
COST  $100.00  (includes snacks and drinks) Monday - Friday, 9 am. -1 pm.  Session: July 24-28, 2023 For children ages 8-12. Space is limited.
This   summer day-camp will give a limited   number of children a journey back in time to experience period crafts and activities. Participants will dig like an archaeologist, learn how to repair artifacts, learn how to make bricks, build parts of early Virginia houses,   experiment with architecture and much more. Participants will be engaged in Native American crafts, weaving, tin punching, marble making, paper quilling and much more. They will learn about life in historic Chesterfield during this exciting new camp experience. With   a myriad of hands-on activities, children will “live it, learn it and love it. Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832.  To   register, use the PayPal button below or call 804-796-7131.  
Camp  Registration is Closed for this session.
Research Library
CHSV Research Library
You have an opportunity for assistance in your research on people, places, and events in Chesterfield County history.  As the birthplace of the second permanent English settlement in the New World with the first hospital, coal mines, ironworks, tobacco farming, and many other significant events, we have a history we are proud to share!  We are only able to conduct research on Chesterfield County   history and residents.  Please note that there is a minimum charge of $25.00 per research request. Copies and postage are extra. Upon evaluation of your request, you will be contacted to discuss the request and   anticipated charge. If your old Bible has Chesterfield connections, please consider making photocopies and contributing the family history to the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia's Library. The need is great for researchers in the library.

Notice of Closures:  Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia offices will be closed when Chesterfield County is observing holidays. See the schedule here.

Archaeology Summer Camp - Trinity Church - $100 Per Person
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Heritage Crafts & Games Camp-Castlewood, $100 per person
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An Old Russian Proverb
“If you dwell in the Past, you lose an eye; if you forget the Past, you lose both eyes.”

In Summerseat, both Ettrick and Chesterfield County were close to losing "an eye". We do not plan to forget the past or fail to pass on to the next generation the great benefits of history.  Summerseat was saved by a caring community and others from around the county.  A special thanks to Sarah Snead, a former County Deputy Administrator and Tra Wagenecht, a CHSV Member who had a vision for saving the historic architectural structure in Etterick- the only one of its kind in Virginia.  Summerseat survived, disrepair, vandalism and the bulldozer, thanks to these two wonderful persons and to the Ettrick Community.  VSU is the better for their part and Summerseat will be there for the Ettrick Community for a long time.
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