Home- School History Adventures

These programs are designed for families with children ages 6 and older. $5 per child 

Fridays 10 a.m.- Noon 

Details: Bryan Truzzie at 751-4946 or truzzieb@chesterfield.gov

CHESTERFIELD COAL

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th,  AT 10 AM - NOON

Did you know that Midlothian was the site of the first commercial coal mines in North America? Take a guided tour and discover what coal mining was all about. Participate in a scale hardness test and learn how to classify rocks. This activity addresses geology and coal mining.  The program meets at the amphitheater in front of the lake at the Midlothian Mines Park, 13286 North Woolridge Road

WORLD WAR I: THE WAR TO END ALL WAR

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th,  AT 10 AM - NOON

This program will address impacts to soldiers facing life on the front in World War I.  Learn about the involvement of American troops during the war, trench warfare, equipment, gear, the food they ate, challenges they faced and discover some of the battlefield, improvements such as tanks, airplanes, artillery and more.  Meet at the Chesterfield Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop

 

 

GEOCACHING

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th,  AT 10 AM- NOON

Learn some of the basics of navigation, experience how to use a handheld receiver as you search for clues on a scavenger hunt and search for caches or hidden treasure. Learn the basics of how to use a compass, understand basic uses of topographic maps and how these functions are important. Historic Castlewood House,  at the corner of Iron Bridge Road and Krause Road.

 

DISCOVERING CHESTERFIELD'S PAST  

THIS TOUR IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

This program addresses life in rural Chesterfield long ago. Visit a replica of an early 20th century General Store and imagine life in a bygone era. Take a tour of the historic Courthouse Green and learn about the training site for Colonial soldiers and their fight for religious freedom. Chesterfield Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop.

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Library: (804) 796-7121

Administrative Office: (804) 796-7131

Address

P.O. Box 40

10111 Iron Bridge Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832, USA

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