Announcements


ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Join us on August 5, 2023, at 2:30 pm at the Goochland branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library (3075 River Road West) for an afternoon with historian and writer, Mary Miley Theobald, who will talk about the history of ice cream. The presentation will be followed by an ice cream social. The event is sponsored by the Goochland Library, the Friends of the Library, and the Goochland County Historical Society. Mary Miley Theobald received her B.A. and M.A. from the College of William and Mary. She worked for Colonial Williamsburg and for many years taught American history and museum studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.

To ensure there will be enough ice cream, please make your reservation by contacting the Goochland County Historical Society at 804-556-3966 or at goochlandhistory@comcast.net before the end of the day on July 28, 2023



BEGINNING GENEALOGY 2023 #3

Have you ever tried to discover the history of your family, but didn’t know how or where to begin? The Goochland County Historical Society is here to help by sponsoring Beginning Genealogy.

On March 18, 2023 we will be holding our third lecture designed to help in your search for genealogical information, including the U.S. Census. The lectures are not cumulative, so do not worry if you missed the first two. It will be from 10:00 am to noon in the meeting room of the Goochland Branch Library, 3075 River Road West.

To sign up or find out more about individual lectures, please contact the Goochland County Historical Society by phone at 804-556-3966, by email at goochlandhistory@comcast.net, or drop by the society at 2924 River Road West. We located next to Goochland Courthouse; hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Wednesday through Friday and the second Saturday of the month.

Preregistration is required to ensure sufficient seating.



HISTORY WALK AT WEST VIEW

Join us on Saturday, March 4, 2023, 10:00 am at West View on the James, 1231 West View Rd. Goochland, VA 23063, for our first History Walk of the year! The walk will take us to one of the surviving culverts that was built to support the James River and Kanawha Canal in the early 1800s. GCHS Vice-President Richard Toler will talk about the Canal history and volunteer Erich Krause will lead the group. Rain date will be March 18, 2023. Please contact the Society at goochlandhistory@comcast.net or 804-556-3966 if you would like to participate.



AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY

Have you ever tried to discover the history of your family, but didn’t know how or where to begin? The Goochland County Historical Society is here to help by sponsoring Beginning Genealogy. Our second lecture this year will focus on African-American Genealogy and will take place on February 11, 2023 at the Goochland County Public Library at 3075 River Road West. This lecture will feature five people from the Louisa County Historical Society who have years of experience doing genealogical research; they will speak about African-American genealogy including how to track ancestors back into the period before emancipation. Space is limited so please sign up for the class by contacting the Goochland County Historical Society at 804-556-3966 or goochlandhistory@comcast.net. If you have any questions about the class please feel free to send us a message.



BEGINNING GENEALOGY 2023

Have you ever tried to discover the history of your family, but didn’t know how or where to begin? The Goochland County Historical Society is here to help by sponsoring Beginning Genealogy, a course of four lectures, to help you get started. The course begins in January 2023, with one lecture offered each month thereafter, through April. Topics include: what a group sheet is, how to search for genealogical information using a personal computer, why the U.S. Census is a valuable resource, other sources of free information available to you, and how to judge the accuracy of the information you find.

Schedule:

Lecture 1: Saturday, January 21, 10:00 am to noon, meeting room, Goochland Branch Library, 3075 River Road West. This introductory session will provide the basics.

Lecture 2: Saturday, February 11, 10:00 am to noon, meeting room, Goochland Branch Library, 3075 River Road West. This lecture will feature five people from the Louisa County Historical Society who have years of experience doing genealogical research; they will speak about African-American genealogy including how to track ancestors back into the period before emancipation.

Lecture 3: Date and location to be announced.

Lecture 4: Date and location to be announced.

To sign up or find out more about the course or individual lectures, please contact the Goochland County Historical Society by phone at 804-556-3966, by email at goochlandhistory@comcast.net, or drop by the society at 2924 River Road West. The society is located next to Goochland Courthouse; hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Wednesday through Friday and the second Saturday of the month. Preregistration is required to ensure sufficient seating.



Page 1 of 9 pages  1 2 3 >  Last ›

Donate

Please give what you can. Your donation supports our mission to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Goochland County, Virginia. Your donation to the Society will allow us to have programs so that the people in our community can continue to learn about and be inspired by the past.

Click Here to Learn More

Volunteer

Volunteers play an important role in the operations of the Goochland County Historical Society.

Click Here to Learn More

Join Today!

See It, Share It, Celebrate It!

Become a member today and receive exclusive discounts and privileges, including:

• Invitations to member-only events

• The Society Magazine

• The Society Newsletter

• Members Only Section on our website

And much more….

Click Here to Learn More

Member Login

You are logged out. Please login below or visit the Membership page for more information.

Auto-login on future visits

The Members Only section of the website is accessible only by individual members of the Goochland County Historical Society. If you do not have a password please call the Society office at 804-556-3966 to receive one.

Click Here to Learn More