During the night of December 23, 1998, an ice storm now referred to as The Storm, pummeled Chester leaving an astounding amount of damage in its wake. By morning the ice had built up on branches enough to cause their collapse, and when the boughs broke they brought down... Read more
Once located on a knoll where the Chester Walgreen’s now stands, the Shepherd House, once the queen of Chester’s houses, was possibly the largest home of its time period in Chester. Built by T.S. Shepherd, circa 1900-10, the house remained in the hands of the Shepherd family – although... Read more
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will present a lecture at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 30 at the County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, in Chesterfield. Ryan O’Hallahan, Chesterfield County Museum staff member and graduate history student at Virginia Commonwealth University, will discuss the experiences of women during... Read more
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) presented its ninth annual “Winter Lecture Series” in Chesterfield on January 8. The series continues every second Friday through March 18, 2016. Each lecture begins at 7 p.m. On January 22, Sean Edwards, historic interpreter at Henricus Historical Park will discuss “Virginia... Read more
Those Elusive World War Memorials
With each new generation, the memories of names, faces and events of the past slowly deteriorate, to be preserved by historians. We are now in the second year of the World War One Commemoration (2014-2018) and one wonders what we are doing to commemorate the event. Where are the... Read more
1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign Tour
The Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia offers a guided driving tour of the Civil War battle sites that played a major role in the 1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. beginning... Read more
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. Chesterfield Coal Tour the site of the first commercial coal... Read more
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV), in partnership with the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation, presents a badge workshop for boy scouts in July. The Boy Scout American Heritage Badge Workshop will be held on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Trinity... Read more
Chester has come a long way since 1856 when Joseph Snead and Charles Stebbins first began building-up the Chester area as a desirable place to live and get away from the heat of the City of Richmond. In those days the mail came to Chester by train and was... Read more
Frosty’s Corner is a historical salute for many of the long-standing residents of Chesterfield County. County citizens continue to use this intersection (Iron Bridge Road and Cogbill Road) as a landmark for directions. The name “Frosty’s Corner” came from life-long resident Roy Dean “Frosty” Smith. He was born in... Read more