“The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it.” This quote is attributed to the fourth Lord Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, who died on March 27, 1773. Although he never traveled to this county, it was named in his honor and for good reason.
Outside were the low, rolling hills of Chesterfield, yet inside the Chester library Wednesday evening were glimpses of a foreign landscape – colorful bundles of exotic wildflowers and majestic mountain summits – evoked by local writer and international outdoorsmen Leonard Adkins.
Henricus Historical Park continues its 400th Commemoration with the third major event in a series called “The Year of Henricus” with Henricus Colledge – First University Charted in North America on March 26 and 27. In 1619, the Virginia Company of London chartered a university designed to offer higher learning to both colonists and American Indians.
Wednesday, March 16
Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes for Seniors. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.
Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11: 15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).
Enon Book Discussion Group. 3 p.m.-4 p.m. “Sea of Monsters” by Rick Riordan will be discussed. Details: 530-3403.
It has been called the Good Friday Massacre, but the strategic actions – to push the English out of Virginia by Native Americans on March 22, 1622 – took place a month before Good Friday. It was a myth perpetrated to anger the population back in England.
When Chester resident Johnny Grubb, 62, sat down Friday afternoon, baseball was on his mind; after all, the game had given him a lot to think about. Looking like a ballplayer, his eyes drifted out the window, waiting for the spring season to start.
As 2011 marks the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, or the 150th year since its commencement, president of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) Liess van der Linden-Brusse, observes the purpose of recognizing history.