MAGNOLIA GRANGE MUSEUM HOUSE

Magnolia Grange, is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The home was built in 1822 by William Winfree. It is a Federal-style plantation house named after the 

circle of magnolias that once graced its front lawn. The land was originally part of a large land grant 

John Worsham in 1691. On the property also once stood a tavern and grist mill in addition to the

residence and its dependencies. Magnolia Grange contains elaborate ceiling medallions and sophisticated carvings on mantels, doorways, and window enframements. Careful paint restoration has been

executed through wood graining and marbleizing. Scenic wallpaper by Zuber and carpeting of the period combine with authentic furnishings returns the house to its original grandeur. Magnolia Grange welcomes visitors to an interpretation of life in a county mansion of the early 19th century.

 

Monday - Closed

Tue-Fri- 10AM-4PM

Sat- 10AM-2PM

Sunday- Closed

Tour Pricing 

$5.00 for adults

 $4.00 for seniors (60+)

 $3.00 for students (6-18)

 Children 5 & under are Free

 

 For information on museum programs and detail please call Lorie Arnold 748-1498.

Unless otherwise noted in the program description, all Magnolia Grange programs are free with
no reservations required. Please be aware that, to maintain the historical integrity of the site,
Magnolia Grange is not handicapped accessible.

JANUARY EVENTS

DOUG HENNING AND HIS WORLD OF MAGIC 

Jan. 11th, Saturday, Noon

To celebrate the Broadway run of Doug Henning and His World of Magic that concluded in January of 1985, bring the family to a magic show offered by Mickey Moore. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Limited seating.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498. 

SONGS OF HEARTH AND HOME

Jan. 18th, Saturday, Noon

In keeping with Magnolia Grange’s historical setting, Haversacks & Hardtack String Band will perform parlor songs, pieces that were played as at-home entertainment during the 19th century.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498. 

FEBRUARY  EVENTS

FASHION IN FEBRUARY

February 1st, Saturday,  Noon.

Step back in time with a presentation on the evolution of clothing from the Federalist Era through the days of World War I was given by costume historian Amanda Powell.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498. 

MAGNOLIA GRANGE TEA

February  5th, Saturday, 1 pm - 3 pm

Gossip and Grandeur in the Gilded Age-While enjoying tea, finger sandwiches, and sweets, learn about the rules of polite society, the grand parties, and the tittle-tattle of the late 1800s with a program presented by Nancy Lowden, Manager of Historical Programs for Maymont. From 1-3 p.m. $30 per person. Reservations required. For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498. 

 

 

THE STORY OF ANNE FRANK

February 22nd, Saturday, Noon

In recognition of the winter 1945 passing of Anne Frank, join us for a World War II-themed program by Virginia Holocaust Museum staff.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold,

748-1498. 

HISTORIAN DR. LAURNETT LEE

February 29th, Saturday, Noon

In recognition of Black History Month, join public historian Dr. Lauranett Lee for a program focusing on new methods of studying the genealogy of Chesterfield’s African-American community.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498.

 MARCH  EVENTS

TIME TRAVELERS WEEKEND

March 14th, Saturday, 11 am. - 2 pm.

AND

March 15th, Sunday, Noon - 4 pm.

This program will give guests the opportunity to visit various historical sites—including Magnolia Grange, Chesterfield Museum, and Historic 1892 Jail—via an admission-free event Saturday and Sunday.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498. 

 

RETIREE GAME DAY

March 17th, Tuesday, 2 pm

As part of Magnolia Grange’s Retiree Recreation series, celebrate the 1955 debut of Scrabble with games and toys of yesteryear.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold,

748-1498. 

HISTORICAL INTERPRETER DONETTA BANTLE

March 28th, Saturday, Noon 

Learn how the Civil War affected the lives of women and children in this presentation given by Donetta Bantle, a historical interpreter with Magnolia Grange.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498. 

 

APRIL EVENTS

WOMEN OF CHESTERFIELD

April 4th, 11 am.

Through the Ages with Women of Chesterfield. A look at some accomplished women of Chesterfield County and their impact on the world around them. Speaker is Terry Wells, Chesterfield Historical Society Library Committee.  This event takes place at the Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop.   For more details call Pat Roble, 768-7311.

HISTORICAL INTERPRETER H.LEE DIXON

April 18th, Saturday, Noon

 An Overview of POWs in Vietnam-At this event, historical interpreter H. Lee Dixon will present a lecture to mark the anniversary of the April 1975 ending of the Vietnam War.  The event takes place at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.  For more details call Lorie Arnold, 748-1498.

 

ANTIQUE EVALUATION AND ANTIQUE DEALER VENDOR FAIR 

April 25, Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

Please join us for our 12th Annual Trash or Treasure Antiques Evaluation Event.  Appraisers with expertise in various antiques will offer oral evaluations of your items.   So, clean out your closets, garages, the attic and basements and bring your antiques for a fun day with CHSV.  If the items are too large to transport, you are welcome to bring detailed pictures of the item.  We will have experts from every field to appraise anything you bring to us.  The cost is $10 for one item to be appraised or $25 for three items to be appraised.  (Additional items are welcome and will be priced accordingly). 

This year there will a newly added feature, an ANTIQUE DEALER FAIR.  The Antique dealer fair will be free to the public to come, browse and purchase antiques from local area antique dealers.  Who knows buy an item and then have it appraised!  You might just find the treasure you have been looking for years.  Held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Concessions will be available.  For more information please call (804) 796-7156.

 

RETIREE CRAFT DAY

April 28th, Tuesday, 2 pm

Retirees are invited to study the art of origami with local craftsperson Ayumi Ledford. Wednesday, 1 p.m. Feb. 12: Gossip and Grandeur in the Gilded Age-While enjoying tea, finger sandwiches, and sweets, learn about the rules of polite society, the grand parties, and the tittle-tattle of the late 1800s with a program presented by Nancy Lowden, Manager of Historical Programs for Maymont. From 1-3 p.m. $30 per person. Reservations required. For details, call 748-1498

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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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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