Quest! Lyceum opens demonstration center in Chesterfield

QUEST! Lyceum, announced the grand opening of their workshop behind BizWorks located at 2545 Bellwood Rd. To help kick off the grand opening events are scheduled for May 17 from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Village Bank headquarters at the Watkins Center.

The QUEST! Lyceum is hands-on experience that explores human achievement.  By creating the most important discoveries of the past QUEST! presents an innovative perspective on the human journey.  QUEST! explores how art, creativity and imagination drive the science and technology that advances human progress.

On May 18 from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Kings Korner Restaurant at the Chesterfield Airport QUEST! will hold an Open House. Then on May 19 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the QUEST! Demonstration Center on Bellwood Road, Tuskegee Airman, Ezra Hill, will be on hand to discuss the importance of creative learning, his involvement with the Tuskegee Airmen, and to sign copies of his book on the Tuskegee Airmen, which will be available for purchase. These kick off events are open to the public, but advanced registration is requested. For additional information and event locations, visit the events section of, call 586-2209, or email

According to QUEST! Founder, Rick Young, owner of Half Way House Restaurant and once Chairman of Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce, “The self-directed study and experience environment of QUEST! will allow students and citizens of all ages to participate in developing the innovative content of the QUEST! Lyceum.” Students will connect with mentors in docent led projects that explore and demonstrate the connection between science and daily life.

Mr. Young reproduce two of the Wright Brothers airplanes, his glider was flown, like the Wright’s at Kitty Hawk.

These kick off presentations will introduce the QUEST! concept to the Central Virginia community. QUEST! Lyceum will present the dramatic story of human achievement to provide a context for our students to understand the rapid pace of technological advance on a personal level. This innovative center will provide an opportunity for students to appreciate that math and science fundamentals open the door to an exciting world of discovery which will allow them to connect personally to new discoveries and participate fully in the changes yet to come.

Gary Powers, Jr. ( of Midlothian has been contracted to oversee the day-to-day operations as Executive Director. According to Rick Young, “Gary will be an active member of our team and will provide valuable guidance, direction, and advice as we enter our next phase of development.”


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