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The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is excited to assist
Chesterfield County Public School teachers in teaching local history
as part of your curriculum. We are happy to work with you in
designing a specific workshop or class to meet your instructional
needs. Please call our office if you have questions about any of
the programs, historic sites, Research Library, or events we offer.
Our website has more information and programs for your use. Visit
our site index to see what we offer.
We want to be a resource to you as we fulfill our mission to
collect, preserve, interpret, and promote Chesterfield County�s past
for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
RESOURCES AND PRIMARY SOURCES
AVAILABLE IN OUR REFERENCE LIBRARY
We have a comprehensive collection of
county maps, 1607-1991, Civil War Maps, Mining and more.
We have numerous original documents,
including: Church minute books, Family Bible recordsand letters,
record books and more.
Over 1,000 old Chesterfield photographs
and negatives portraying life in the nineteenth and early twentieth
The collection includes
out-of-print books and original manuscripts.
These original records are available to the serious historian by
prior appointment. Many have been photocopied for general use.
An alphabetical file of over 12,000 known
cemeteries and other resources.
An extensive alphabetical file of
Newspaper clippings, Magazine clippings, Brochures, and Programs
from various events. All are related to
citizens, sites, and events
Chesterfield Family Names:
County Families collected by the
Historical Society of Virginia
Join the Chesterfield Historical Society
For more information and how to
order these programs for your classroom, please call or e-mail the
Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia office: (804)
Chesterfield County Facts
Special Events and Programs
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
Headquarters and research library has moved into Historic Trinity Church. information. Please contact us: (804)796-7121.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.