The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, in partnership with the Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation, presents programs in support of homeschooling families. These programs, designed for all grade levels, are fun and engaging while covering specific learning objectives.
Tour the site of the first commercial coal mines in North America while learning of the impact this industry had on the region. Learn about rock types, conduct scale hardness tests and learn about the impact of coal mining to the region. This activity addresses geology and coal mining.
Midlothian Mines Park, 13301 North Woolridge Rd., Midlothian, VA 23114
Friday, Sept. 18 10 a.m. – noon
Life on the Plantation
Tour the Magnolia Grange house and grounds while learning about daily plantation life, including the role of the herb garden and the importance of herbs for flavor, medicine, fragrance and pest control. Make an herbal sachet to take home. This session includes crafts and games.
Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Rd., Chesterfield, VA 23832
Friday, Sept. 25 10 a.m. – noon
Cost: $5/child ages six and older. No fee for adults. Reservations for these programs can be made by visiting the Chesterfield Historical Society website at www.chesterfieldhistory.com and using PayPal.
For more information on CHSV or to volunteer, please visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldHistory or call 796-7121.