Chesterfield Historical Society unveils new museum exhibits

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia presents two new exhibits at the County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield.

“Childhood in Chesterfield 100 Years Ago” opened on Saturday, May 5. This exhibit includes hands-on activities for kids that recreate the world of learning, work and play with photos and artifacts from the early 20th century in Chesterfield. The exhibit will run through July 28.

“Drewry’s Bluff - A Marine Perspective (1862-1865)” will open on Tuesday, May 8 and runs through July 7. This exhibit supports the sesquicentennial commemoration of the historic battle of Drewry’s Bluff with a focus on both Confederate and Union Marines stationed there during the Civil War.

The County Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Suggested donation is $2.

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia serves as the center for county history.  Established in 1981 as a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, its mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote Chesterfield county’s unique past. To volunteer or for more information, call (804)796-7121, visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com or follow CHSV on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldHistory

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