The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia announces that Magnolia Grange Museum House, which has been closed since February, will reopen to the public beginning Aug. 2. This historic site received major interior renovations to each room including plaster repair and repainting. One of the upstairs rooms, previously used as a gift shop, was reconfigured as an exhibit space to include artifacts from the families who once inhabited the house. Additional projects included repainting the front porch, railings and well, and restriping the parking lot.
The house, located at 10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, is open Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For details on upcoming programs and events, please visit the Chesterfield Historical Society website at www.chesterfieldhistory.com.
About Magnolia GrangeThis Federal-style plantation house built in 1822 is noted for its distinctive architecture. Three families lived in the house, each making important contributions to life in Chesterfield County. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house is furnished with artifacts that interpret life at a country plantation during the 19th century. For more information, contact Martha Atkinson at 804-748-1498.