January 3, 2018
6813 Mimms Loop
Chesterfield, VA 23832
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, in cooperation with Chesterfield’s Department of Parks and Recreation announces Chesterfield County Museum’s Artifact of the Month. Each month, beginning in January, an artifact from the museum collection will be highlighted. This will be an opportunity to learn about Chesterfield’s history through unique items that are normally not available for public viewing.
So be sure to check back often, online at www.ChesterfieldHistory.com, www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldHistory, or by visiting the County Museum, at 6813 Mimms Loop on Chesterfield’s Historic Courthouse Green.
January’s Artifact of the Month is a pair of ice skates that were manufactured by the Union Hardware Company of Torrington, Connecticut between 1870 and 1910. Ice skating was a popular winter pastime in Chesterfield. Before modern year-round ice rinks were available, frozen bodies of water such as Jahnke Lake served as community gathering spots for winter ice skating parties.