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Historic Trinity Church

10111 Ironbridge Road, CHesterfield, VA 23832

Thank you for visiting with us online.  Our site contains everything historical regarding Chesterfield County, VA.  We have plenty to show you and hope you will take the time to see what is available to do in Chesterfield County, Virginia.  Our programs are geared for every age group - really something for everyone.



Our Activities:  The Society offers more than 60 events and programs each year which attract around 10,000 patrons including 1,000 school children.  Our Events Calendar includes an annual winter lecture series, genealogy workshops, rotating exhibits, tours of Civil War sites, paranormal investigations, elegant themed teas served with bone china and finger sandwiches, summer archeology camps for kids and Halloween lantern tours. Annual fundraisers include an Antiques Evaluation in the spring and special events in the fall.   View our calendar of events.        CHSV Quarterly Meeting

We sponsor the annual Veterans Day event 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, home schools and Scouts.
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The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Your tax-deductible donation funds the continued projects, programs, exhibits, and collections of the Society. Donations helps us to keep our county history alive.  For more information, please call our office at 804-796-7121. Donations may be mailed to the Chesterfield Historical Society of VA, PO Box 40, Chesterfield, VA  23832

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Historical Chesterfield County Fact 

  First English Settlement in Chesterfield

 Sir Thomas Dale photograph1611 -- Citie of Henricus was established as the second permanent English settlement in the new world.  In May 1611, Sir Thomas Dale arrived in Virginia with instructions from the London Company to find a secure and healthy area to establish a new town and principal seat for the colony. BySeptember 1611, Sir Thomas Dale had moved up the James River to establish Henricus, the colony's second settlement.  He was an experienced officer, having served as a captain in the Netherlands and had been knighted at Richmond (England) on June 19, 1606, as Sir Thomas Dale of Surrey.  With the help of friends, Dale was appointed High Marshall of the new colony.  Today, Henricus Park is a major attraction in Chesterfield County,
1749 Courthouse Bell
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Our newsletter is all about Chesterfield history.  It is produced for members of the CHSV by Dr. P. Lipowicz.  Article are written and subitted by CHSV members.  Copes are available online.  Members receive them free.