CHESTERFIELD – The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, in partnership with the Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation, presents programs in support of home-schooling families. These programs, designed for all grade levels, are fun and engaging, and they cover specific learning objectives.
Discovering Chesterfield’s Past
This program addresses what life was like 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, walk in the footsteps of the Continental soldiers, and learn about the fight for religious freedom during the colonial period.
Chesterfield Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, VA 23832
Friday, Sept. 9 10 a.m.-noon
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 and 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 Road, Midlothian, VA 23114
Friday, Sept. 23 10am- 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 Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832
Friday, Sept. 2 10am- noon
Cost: $5/child ages 6 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.