Home school programs offered in March

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, in partnership with the Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring programs for home-schooled students aged six and older in March.

Chesterfield’s Past  

This program addresses what life was like in rural Chesterfield long ago. Visit a replica of an early 20th century general store and imagine life in a bygone era. Take a tour of the historic Courthouse Green, walk in the footsteps of the Continental soldiers and learn about the fight for religious freedom during the Colonial period.
Chesterfield Museum,
6813 Mimms Loop,
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Friday, March 1,10 a.m. - noon.     

Chesterfield Coal
Take a guided tour and discover what coal mining was all about. View one of the last standing stone structures of the Grove Shaft and explore the impact this industry had on the region. This activity addresses geology and the history of coal mining.
Mid-Lothian Mines Park,
13301 North Woolridge Rd.,
Midlothian, VA 23114
Friday, March 22, 10 a.m. - noon.  

Life on the Plantation  
Take a tour of Magnolia Grange and experience what 19th century life was like on a plantation. Tour the herb garden and learn about the importance of herbs for flavor, medicine, fragrance and pest control. Make a fragrant sachet to take home, learn how to play period children’s games.
Magnolia Grange,
10020 Iron Bridge Road,
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Friday, March 29, 10 a.m. - noon.

Cost: $5/child ages six and older. No fee for Adults. Preregistration required for all programs. To register visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com and use PayPal. For details call Bryan Truzzie at (804) 751-4946 or truzzieb@chesterfield.gov

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