Announcements


Paint Nite Fund Raiser

Paint night fund raiser!

 

Join us on October 6, 2017 at Courthouse Creek Cider as we raise glasses and funds! When you buy a ticket to this event, $15 will be donated to the Goochland County Historical Society. We are partnering with Paint Nite who has helped raise over $3.5 million for those in need with lively creative events that feel more fun than philanthropic.

Feel good about giving as a local artist guides you and your friends through two hours of painting, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time.

Courthouse Creek Cider is located at 1581 Maidens Road, Maidens, Virginia 23102.

To sign up for the event, click here: https://www.paintnite.com/events/-1215944

 



Behind the Scenes: Field Day of the Past

​On Wednesday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m., we will be hosting a behind the scenes tour of the Field Day of the Past grounds as it gets ready for the annual Fall event. Show grounds are located off I-64 at the intersection of Route 623 (Ashland Road) and Route 622, Goochland County, Virginia. Please let us know if you plan to attend: 556-3966 or at goochlandhistory@comcast.net



Herb and Plant History Walk 2017

​Join Eve Baronhotz at Reynolds Community College for a talk on the historic uses of herbs and other plants. From medicinal use, dye properties to food and household uses, learn some fun facts about our friendly plants! Starts at 10 am on Saturday, September 23 in the College gardens. Please let us know if you plan to attend: 556-3966 or at goochlandhistory@comcast.net



Luck Stone History Walk 2017

​For $2.00, you can catch the bus at the Goochland YMCA on Friday, September 1 at 12:30 and take a tour of Luck Stone. This event was so successful last year, we are bringing it back for an encore! Please let us know if you plan to attend as space is extremely limited: 556-3966 or at goochlandhistory@comcast.net



World War I gallery is up!

​Head over to our Gallery to see a sampling of a few of the pictures of World War I service men and women in our collection!



WWI and WWII Scanning Event

FIELD DAY OF THE PAST AND GOOCHLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

TEAM UP FOR WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATION

            Field Day of the Past and the Goochland Historical Society are teaming up to commemorate the involvement of the United States in World War I and World War II. Both the Historical Society and Field Day will be organizing displays and exhibits remembering America’s presence in the World Wars during the annual Field Day event, scheduled for Sept. 15-19.

             As part of this commemoration, Goochland Historical Society and Field Day of the Past are hosting a two-day preservation session, inviting those who have photographs from both war eras to bring their pictures to the Field Day show grounds so they can be scanned and preserved. These sessions are scheduled for Friday, August 18th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will retain their original copies but will need to sign permission slips for future use of the images by the non-profit organizations for educational purposes. Photographs can potentially be used in exhibits during the event as well as for any future exhibitions. There will be no charge for this service.

 Participants are also invited to bring other artifacts – letters, flags, posters, clothing, military items, etc. which they may consider putting out on short term loan to either or both organizations.

The Field Day of the Past showgrounds are located at 1741 Ashland Rd. (Rt. 623). The photographic sessions will be conducted in the church on the grounds.

For more information contact the Goochland Historical Society at 804-556-3966 or email goochlandhistory@comcast.net or Field Day of the Past at 804-908-1412, email fielddayofthepast@gmail.com or visit the websites at fielddayofthepast.net and goochlandhistory.org.



Yard Sale - May 20, 2017

​May 20, 2017 yard sale 8 am - 12 pm at the society building, 2875 River Road, Goochland.



Open Hours Starting January 11, 2017

​We are resuming our normal hours starting January 11, 2017. This includes Wednesday to Friday 10 am - 3 pm and the second Saturday of each month, 10 am - 3 pm.



Office Closing - December 24

​We will close for the holidays on December 24, 2016 and reopen on January 11, 2017. We wish you Happy Holidays.



The Annual Snowflake Sale!

December 10th will be the date for this years Annual Snowflake sale. The event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Society office. Keep in mind that all items will be 10% off. It’s a great time to get some holiday shopping done!



Annual Meeting Poorhouse Farm

The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society will be held December 4, 2016 at the historic Poorhouse Farm. The location is 2835 Poorhouse Rd., Goochland, VA 23063. The meeting begins at 3:00 p.m.



2017 Calendars are here!

The 2017 Vintage Goochland Calendar has arrived! This beautiful calendar is full of vintage pictures of some of Goochland’s old homes. Get yours today! $10.00 each.



We will be closed September 16, 2016

The office of the Society will be closed on Friday, September 16, 2016. If you would like to visit with us that day, we will be in the Rocketts Precinct building at Field Day of the Past. Come see us!



Old Stone Jail Ribbon Cutting

The Board of Directors of the Goochland County Historical Society requests the honor of your presence at the

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Old Stone Jail

on

Sunday, September 11, 2016

3:00 pm in the afternoon

Refreshments will be served.



New Saturday hours

​We are pleased to announce that we are now open on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are hoping that this will become a very popular addition to our schedule as it allows visitors who work during the week a time to come in and do research or purchase items from our gift shop. We hope to see you soon!



Saturday Opening - August 13

​We will be open on Saturday, August 13th from 10am to 3pm for you to conduct family research, purchase gift shop items, or to bring in historic Goochland photographs to be scanned. We hope to see you then!



Y History Walk - Luck Stone Quarry

The Goochland Family YMCA and the Goochland Historical Society are excited to invite you to the third Y History walking tour of 2016 on Friday, July 22, 2016. Discover history and educational facts on a guided tour of the Luck Stone Quarry Operation, Manakin Boscobel Facility. Luck Stone is one of the largest family owned and operated producers of crushed stone,sand and gravel in the nation. Register by calling the YMCA at 556 9887. Registration is a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited. Meet at the Goochland YMCA at 12:30 pm. Bus transportation will be provided by the Goochland Family YMCA. The tour will last an hour and half. No strenuous walking. Event will take place rain or shine. Admission is free.



Under Every Tree - Book launch

Finally there comes along a true guide to finding primary genealogy resources in Virginia! This little book will dispel the burden of where one should go first: a courthouse, library, or historical society. It provides detailed driving, and parking directions to the most helpful resources in each locality and a suggested visit-here-first for each county in the Commonwealth. The reader will also find valuable suggestions for places to visit in each county. Pack Under Every Tree with your essential research materials. Put it in the glove compartment of your car and head out.

Purchase online in our gift shop or from www.undereverytree.com



Y History Walkers - Tucker Park

Join historical Chuck Peple at 3:00 pm, April 23, 2016, at Tucker Park at Maidens Crossing, for the Y History

Walkers Tour, sponsored by the Goochland County Historical Society and the Goochland YMCA. Walk and learn about the historical elements of the Tucker Park site and how it shaped Virginia’s early commerce history.



Book Launch - Kill Jeff Davis

​You are invited!

When: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Where: Hebron Presbyterian Church: 1040 Shallow Well Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

The Goochland County Historical Society (GCHS) will host the premier book launch of Kill Jeff Davis: The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond in 1864 by Dr. Bruce Venter, author, noted historian and a member of the Board of the GCHS.

We are delighted to invite you to this event and encourage you to bring a friend. The lecture is open to the public. Following the lecture, books will be available for purchase and Dr. Venter will be happy to personally sign your book.



Winter Office Schedule

​We will be close December 25, 2015 and will reopen on February 2, 2016.



History Walk - November 29

​Join us on November 29 at 3 PM for a behind the scenes tour of the Bethlehem Walk located at Salem Baptist Church, 465 Broad Street Road, Manakin, VA 23103. The rough terrain is not suitable for wheel chairs.



2017 Historical Society Calendar Contest

We are pleased to announce a new contest! The Goochland

County Historical Society is inviting local photographers to submit their photographs

as part of the 2017 Historical Society Calendar Contest! The theme for the 2017

calendar will be “Scenic Goochland”. The contest is open to everyone. From the

entries we receive, a minimum of 14 photographs will be chosen. Entries will be

evaluated based on appeal, content and photographic skill.

 

All entries must be postmarked by May 15, 2016

Print the contest rules and entry form and get started!



Snowflake Sale - November 21

​2nd Annual Snowflake Sale will be on November 21 from 1 - 4 PM at the Society Office. Please join us to purchase great holiday gifts.



Courthouse Green Restoration

COURTHOUSE GREEN PROMISE

Please join the Goochland Historical Society for the public launch of the Goochland County Courthouse Green Restoration Promise on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM on the Goochland Courthouse Lawn. Guest Speaker: Gibson Worsham, Architectural Historian. You can read more about this project in the ‘About Us’ tab.



Women’s Roles During the Civil War

Ms. Christy S. Coleman
Ms. Christy S. Coleman

​Join us Sunday, September 27, 2015 for a lecture by Ms Christy S. Coleman, Co-CEO of the American Civil War Museum. She will be speaking on Women’s Roles During the Civil War.

Christy S. Coleman began her career as living history interpreter at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Over the course of a ten year career, she had increasing levels of responsibility finally serving as Director of Historic Programs. In 1999, she was named President and CEO of the nation’s largest African-American museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit, MI. largest African American  museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African  American History in Detroit, MI.

In 2008, Ms. Coleman was named President and CEO of the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. Today, She serves as Co-CEO of the American Civil War Museum, a new museum that combined the Center at Tredegar with the Museum of the Confederacy.

She has lectured extensively and consulted with some of the country’s leading museums, written a number of scholarly and public history articles as well as being an award winning screenwriter for educational television. Her work Freedom Bound won an Emmy in 2009 for Outstanding Educational Programming for Colonial Williamsburg Productions.

 



2016 Calendar is here!

The 2016 calendar is now in stock! This years calendar features vintage photographs from the Historical Society collection. Come in and pick up a copy in our gift shop or order online. Quantities are limited so get your copy today. $10.00 each.​


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