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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Chesterfield to Celebrate Its 275th Anniversary Throughout 2024

Chesterfield County

Jan. 18, 2024

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Chesterfield will reach a significant milestone later this year; the county will celebrate its 275th anniversary over Memorial Day weekend.  

Officially chartered on May 25, 1749, the county will celebrate its rich history and its residents. As part of this yearlong recognition, there will be dozens of events throughout the county to give residents an opportunity to join in on the celebration and learn more about this community over the years, including signature events over the Memorial Day weekend (highlighted below). 

Key Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 30, 6 p.m. - Chesterfield County 275th Presentation at the Central Library (7051 Lucy Corr Boulevard)
  • Feb. 21, 1 p.m. - George Washington Tea at Magnolia Grange House (10020 Iron Bridge Road). Tickets are $30 a person.
  • March 22, 7 p.m. - Chesterfield County 275th Presentation at the Beulah Methodist Church (6930 Hopkins Road)
  • April 27, 10 a.m. - The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia’s Plant, Craft, and Bake Fundraiser at Castlewood (10201 Ironbridge Road)
  • May 4, 10 a.m. - Eppington Spring Festival at Eppington Plantation (14602 Eppes Falls Road)
  • May 25, 11 a.m. - Chesterfield 275th Anniversary Celebration at the Historic Courthouse Green (10011 Iron Bridge Road)
  • May 25, 6 p.m. – Chesterfield 275th Evening Concert and Fireworks at the Chesterfield Fairgrounds (10300 Courthouse Road)
  • May 26, 2 p.m. - Annual Memorial Day Celebration at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds (10300 Courthouse Road)

The 275th anniversary special events committee, comprised of county staff, representatives from the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, private foundations and regional partners, is developing activities for 2024 that include living history programming, presentations, concerts, special events and much more.

For more information about these planned events and potential additions, head over to the official 275th Anniversary Celebration webpage for the latest information.

 

 

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