Chesterfield Historical Society new Museum Exhibit featuring Genealogy Research

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) opened a new exhibit at the County Museum on Saturday, August 16, featuring the research of family history in Chesterfield County.

Entitled, Finding your Family Story through Genealogy; A Chesterfield County Perspective, the new exhibit will present family documents and photographs discovered through a variety of  genealogical resources, including family trees, census documents, Bible records, correspondence, online resources and more. The focus of the exhibit will illustrate the results of one local family historian’s research into her Cogbill family.  In addition, the exhibit will display examples of the wide range of genealogical resources available in the reference library of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, located in historic Trinity Church on the corner of Iron Bridge Road and Krause Road in Chesterfield.

In conjunction with the opening of the new exhibit, a special lecture entitled, “Beginning Genealogy,” was presented by Angie Wilderman, CHSV Genealogy Committee chair.      

The County Museum is located at 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, 23832. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Suggested donation is $2.00.

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization which serves as the center for Chesterfield County history.  Established in 1981, its mission is to research and celebrate Chesterfield County history by collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting the county’s unique past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.  For more information or to volunteer, please call 796-7121 or click on


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