2021 EVENT CALENDAR
Magnolia Grange Events
10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832
Please note: To maintain the historical integrity of the site, Magnolia Grange is not handicapped accessible Programs are Free. Reservations required for all programs. Please call: 804-748-1498
February 27 – How Faith Got Us Through
In celebration of Black History Month, first person interpreter and storyteller Theresa Gee will provide an insightful program on the African American culture.
April 10 – Songs of the Civil War
Hear 1860s music played by Susan Carraway on mandolin and guitar duo Virginia Dare. The program will be held outdoors. In the event of rain, the program will be moved inside.
April 24 – Celebrating Captain Sally
First person interpreter Debbie Philips will portray Civil War nurse Sally Tompkins who died in Richmond in 1916.
May 15 – Architecture through the Ages
Historic preservationist Shannon Brumfield will speak on architectural history.
June (date TBA) – An Overview of POWs in Vietnam
Historical interpreter H. Lee Dixon will present a lecture to mark the 46th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.
July 17 – “Blockade Runners”
Author and retired U.S. Air Force officer Dr. Andrew English will speak on Civil War ships.
August 7 – Archeology Anniversary
Archeological Society of VA/Kittiewan Plantation staff will present an artifact-centered program in recognition of the 81st Anniversary of the Archaeological Society of Virginia.
County Museum Events
6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, VA 23832
Programs are Free. Reservations required for all programs. Please call: 804-751-4946
March 13 – The Campaign for Women Suffrage in Virginia
Learn the untold story of the remarkable women who, for ten years, argued, cajoled and marched to win the right to vote. The talk compliments the Library of Virginia’s current exhibition “We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia.”
March 27 – 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.
April 10 – Where have All the Monarch Butterflies Gone?
Chesterfield Master Gardener presentation on the preservation of American monarch butterflies. Please join us to see how easily you can help these beautiful iconic insects survive.
May 15 – History of Heirloom Herbs
Explore the historical uses and folklore of herbs that have been used as air freshener, insect repellent, and for medicinal and culinary purposes. Participants will have an opportunity to experience different herbs and create an herbal sachet.
June 12 – America’s Doughboys and the National Pastime (Baseball) during the Great War
Alexander Barnes, Command Historian with the Virginia National Guard, will recount how baseball played an important role in entertaining the troops during WWI.
July (date TBA) – Apples to Appleseed: How Cider & John Chapman shaped the Early Frontier
A brief history of the apple and apple cider, and a dive into the history behind Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman of New England).
August 7 – Toys and Games of the Past
Fun-filled family event (11am thru 1pm) to learn about, and play with, traditional children’s playthings such as Jacobs Ladder, knucklebones and quoits, cup and ball, and the game of “skittles.” Create a whirligig to take home.