What we're about

This group is designed for those who are looking for creative, interesting, multi-dimensional and fun experiences which explore the meaning and importance of the past. We each have our distinct experiences and understandings of just what history means to us and, through the events we participate in, hope to grow those experiences and build on those understandings. We recognize that history is complicated, encompassing not only cultural and social conflicts and upheavals, but technological and political developments as well. Never an easy concept to fully explain, it is very broad in its depth and breadth. Because of that, we believe in respecting and recognizing those who have differing viewpoints, that it enrichens our discussions and experiences, and refines our own intellectual growth in understanding history. That is one of the rewards of doing so. But most of all, we want to have fun exploring widely varied aspects of history with our friends while learning about the great richness of our historical past!

Upcoming events (5+)

Women in Civil & Revolutionary War-Era Medicine - FREE!

Magnolia Grange House Museum

FREE LECTURE! During this fascinating presentation, historical interpreter Nona Wartella will discuss the part women played in Civil and Revolutionary War-era medical care. No reservations necessary!

Fundraising for Chesterfield Historical Society: Make a Snowman or Pointsettias!

Let's Make a Snowman! Your $35.00 ticket includes paint supplies, recycled palletized wooden board, door prizes, and dinner from local restaurants. Doors open at 5:45 PM for dinner. The paint party starts at 6:30 PM. The event will be held at the historic home, Castlewood Plantation, 10201 Iron Bridge Road. Advance ticket required, at www.chesterfieldhistory.com or in person at Trinity Library, Monday-Friday 10 am.-4 pm, 10111 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. For more details call Karen[masked]. Let's Make Flowers! Paper Flower Workshop Your $35.00 ticket includes paint supplies, recycled palletized wooden board, door prizes, and dinner from local restaurants. Doors open at 5:45 PM for dinner. The paint party starts at 6:30 PM. The event will be held at the historic home, Castlewood Plantation, 10201 Iron Bridge Road. Advance ticket required, at www.chesterfieldhistory.com or in person at Trinity Library, Monday-Friday 10 am.-4 pm, 10111 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. For more details call Karen[masked]

Richmond Beeristoric Tour 2019!! Buy TIckets at Eventbrite.com - $65

You want beer? We’ve got it. You want history? We’ve got that too! We have legit historians involved. (No joke. Author of multiple beer history books. Official history tour guides. Even Steven Spielberg deferred to one of our guys – see Lincoln, final credits.) Great local food? Done. Seven tour stops, beginning with the official dedication of the James River Steam Brewery historic marker at Rocketts Landing. For our 10th annual Beeristoric tour, stops include: - Dedication of the new historic marker - Yuengling beer caves (doesn’t every city have beer caves?) - Site of Home Brewing (the original Richbrau brewer!) - Multiple Richmond craft breweries - new and old faves - plus beer from other RVA breweries along the way (proof that we’re still the best) - All this beer, food, history, and a bus tour – led by knowledgeable professionals – for only 65 bucks! Got the picture? Good, get in the picture for 2019! TICKETS ARE LIMITED, SO DON'T WAIT! Buy tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/richmond-beeristoric-tour-2019-tickets-75504424767?aff=ebdssbeac For info, Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1126095594249558/ * All proceeds go to the work of the Richmond Beeristoric nonprofit to support local beer history and current area breweries. Besides historic tours and events, Beeristoric made the James River Steam Brewery historic marker a reality – with more ideas in the works.

Friendship, Trade & Feast! Henricus Autumn Harvest Time

Henricus Historical Park

Come join the English and Powhatan historical interpreters at Henricus for the autumn harvest feasts and fun common to all people in 17th-century Virginia. Visitors will have a chance to be immersed in the cooking, games, and songs that were common to the homes in[masked] Virginia. This event will further interpret the history of the first “Thanksgiving” in English America – the one which happened in 1619 in Virginia! Join us for smells, sounds, and frolic of the 17th century past. Cost: $9/adult, $7/children ages 3-12; Henricus Patrons: free

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