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African American History Committee

Responsible for promoting the research and appreciation of all aspects of African American history in Chesterfield County. To collect, preserve, interpret and promote the rich history of African Americans for the education and enlightenment of present and future generations.

 

Cemetery Committee

Locate and document family, church, and community cemeteries. Research and document existing and historic cemeteries. Provide speakers for community group meetings. Participate in County Planning projects with data on cemeteries located in new developments.

Collections Committee

Maintain preserve and enhance the display of historic artifacts collection. Develop annual exhibit calendar. Promote educational aspect of historic sites on collections. Accession appropriate artifacts.

 

Events, Fundraising and Programs Committee

Plans and coordinates annual events calendar, including quarterly meetings, lecture series, and fundraisers. Coordinates advertising, marketing, and publicity support. Recruits speakers.

 

Genealogy Committee

Foster interest in genealogy through workshops and projects.

Handle research requests. Proof and abstract census data.

 

Library Committee

Assists patrons with research. Accession books, manuscripts, pictures,

maps and periodicals into the library collection. Restore scrape books.

Research and maintain family histories, vertical files and picture files. Update Veterans database.

Create indices. Library at Trinity Church is open Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.

Membership Committee

Maintain member database. Mail dues, invoices, and related communications.

Create membership drives.

Military History Committee

Research military history and sites. Develop educational and tourist literature on military history. Reserve and maintain the integrity of Civil War sites in the county.

Site Docent/ Tour Guide

Staff Magnolia Grange and the Museum and provide tours.

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Contact

(804) 796-7121

Address

P.O. Box 40

10111 Iron Bridge Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832, USA

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