Construction of the Dutch Gap Canal began in August, 1864. The majority of the work to remove 67,000 tons of dirt was done by African-American troops under the Union Brig. Gen D. S. Ludlow. Due to naval battles at Trent’s Reach and the regular artillery shelling by Confederate troops,... Read more
FEBRUARY 10 ASH WEDNESDAY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING – 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Break at 5 p.m. for dinner and resume at 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Rd. FEBRUARY 11 “THE LITTLE LION,” by playwright Irene Ziegler’s, based upon the book by local writer Nancy... Read more
Chesterfield County’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center will present “The Mask We Live In, Part 2 – Profiling Abusive Behaviors and Societal Influences” on Friday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. This town hall meeting will expose signs and symptoms of violent behavior and expose the negative... Read more
Less than a year ago, Sarah Maitland found a lovely heartwarming “wreath of hands” that she wanted to have made or casted of four of her five children who were still living at home. She had seen the wreath and thought, “I’ve just got to have one of those... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Library will host trumpet player, composer/arranger and educator Victor Haskins and the Victor Haskins’ Skein. The group will perform on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Central Library, 9501 Lori Rd. The group will share music from different eras to demonstrate compositions... Read more
The Chesterfield County Public Library and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) will present a program called “The African-American Art at VMFA.” The program is one of a series of activities planned during Black History Month. It will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. until 8... Read more
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will present a lecture on the History of Currency during the American Civil War at historic Magnolia Grange House Museum on Saturday, February 20, at noon. Mr. Parry Bragg, currency dealer, member of the Virginia Coin Club and Board Director with the... Read more
Mark Stevens, First Vice President, has been promoted to Chief Lending Officer. In this capacity he will work with the Bank’s loan officers in their calling efforts to develop business as well as working with his existing and new client base. Mark has been with Bank of McKenney since... Read more
When the Lee family opened Peking Restaurant in the Breckenridge Shopping Center 25 years ago, it was Steve Lee’s mission to continue the tradition of the first Peking Restaurant opened over 40 years ago in Richmond, to provide the finest, most healthful Chinese dining experience, offering delicious entrees using... Read more
Between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, the Rosenwald rural school building program proved to be a critical initiative in the effort to provide educational opportunities to African Americans in the South. More than 5,000 Rosenwald Schools, including 367 in Virginia, were built during that time. However,... Read more