Special Programs and Tours
These unique programs for 2017
are new and scheduled throughout the year. Use
the link to see what is offered. Some programs require
the use of PayPal and may belimited in the numbeer
that can enroll.
The new Saturday lecture program
series is free and offers a variety of lectures, craft
seminars and special events at both Magnolia Grange and the
History Event (Print
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will
offer a six-week “Beginning Genealogy Class) on Saturday
mornings in the society research library located in Historic
Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield. Class
will begin at 10:00a.m.The classes are designed to offer
practical, personal help in compiling a family history.
This is for beginners or those who need help with paper
management. Learn how to organize what you have, add to it
in the easiest manner, document family tales and find your
family in the census records. Join us for an exciting trip
into your family’s past and give a treasure only you can
provide.Limited to 20 participants Please
register online with PayPal.
For more information or to volunteer,
please call instructor Betty Kot at (303) 520-2903.
Needed: The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
is looking for WWI photographs of Chesterfield Veterans and other
World War One artifacts. A small WWI display can be seen in
the Chesterfield County Community Development Building.
Please call 796-7131 or email
for more details.
sponsor the annual Veterans Day event at the 1917 Courthouse and
support the preservation of our historical sites and Civil War
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.
Check out our Site Index to see what we offer.
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
Library of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
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Historical Chesterfield County Fact
First English Settlement in Chesterfield
-- 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,
SAVE THE BELL:
For 100 years at the top of the historic
1917 Courthouse hung Chesterfield County's oldest artifact, the
1749 Courthouse Bell. When the 1917 Courthouse was built, the
old bell was reused by the County and placed in the cupola.
it needs restoration.
Save the Old Courthouse Bell Campaign
Chesterfield County Facts
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
Headquarters and research library has moved into the old historic Trinity
Church . See the
news media information. Please contact us: (804)796-7121.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
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.