Michael White, in his historical role as a soldier, stood beside his table filled with tools, guns, blankets, odds and ends and a Christmas tree Saturday. Behind him a campfire burned bright, spreading its warmth on a frigid day at Henricus, the Colonial Christmas has begun. In the... Read more
By Barbara McHale During the holidays, the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Committee is extremely busy preparing for a season of giving. The committee is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1972 by Lucy Corr, then superintendent of the Chesterfield County Welfare Department. The program’s sole purpose is to assist... Read more
Members of the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society have started creating new exhibits for use in the baggage room of that museum. The Board of Directors and the Museum Committe have designed several new, light-weight display panels to replace old, heavy, plywood folding screen type... Read more
Built in 1904 and still in operation in 1930 when this photo was taken, the rail crossing at Centralia Road and CSX (Seaboard Railroad) was a local rail stop. The double tracks were convenient to keep the trains on time. A gas station and general store was located adjacent... Read more
Jake Halder, owner of one-half interest in two thoroughbred colts, gave his hopefuls daily workouts in preparation for a full racing season. The picture above was taken just as Jake was taking the colts to the barn after a workout. Warpath is on the left and Wahoo is on... Read more

HistoryUncategorized October 26, 2016

  Pictured above is the home place of Chester’s first doctor and his wife, Dr. Alvin Judson Hurt and Maud McLaurine Hurt. Their home sat on the corner of Harrowgate and Old Hundred roads. When the Hurts came to Chester in 1904, they took up residence at the Chester... Read more
Pictured is the home place of Miss Lucy Corr, former Director of Chesterfield County’s Social Services Department located on Lori Road just past the county administration building. Corr is remembered for starting a nursing home that reflected the strong family values embedded in the Chesterfield County community. That meant... Read more
Chesterfield- The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will present a lecture on the old trees of Chesterfield County, on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11a.m. at the County Museum. Museum staff and Chesterfield Master Gardener Pat Roble will discuss Chesterfield’s most notable trees. Learn about the Nunnally oak tree... Read more
Ron and Nancy Clevenger live in Farmer City, Ill., but have strong connections to Chesterfield and the part it played in the Civil War. Their relative, Lewis Hurley, a Union soldier, was killed during the five-day Battle of Proctor’s Creek. The couple visited Chesterfield three years ago after visiting... Read more