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Annual Historical Events

The Chesterfield Historical Society hosts a number of activities each year. Each Easter the historical village is open in conjunction with the Chesterfield Township Easter Bunny Breakfast. The Ste. Claire Voyageurs, 1750 era fur traders have an overnight encampment on the village lawn. History Alive! is a timeline of historical reenactors in period clothing with encampments and displays which tell the story of Macomb County history, from the early days of the fur trade through the war on global terror. Michigan Log Cabin days is the last Saturday in June. The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society participates in a World War II reenactment of Operation Cobra in July. The event features both an Allied and Axis encampment for public displays with two public battles. The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society returns in August for a Vietnam era reenactment. Heritage Days is the third Saturday of September and includes horse rides, pioneer games candle making, rope making, corn grinding, and a scavenger hunt. Each Christmas season the schoolhouse is open in conjunction with Chesterfield Township’s annual tree lighting ceremony on the first weekend in December.

Annual Fundraisers

A pasta dinner is hosted each May with 50/50 raffles, auctions and giveaways. In October, a harvest dinner is hosted with 50/50 raffle, auctions and giveaways. Souvenirs, books, and miscellaneous antiques can be purchased from the gift shop in the historic village cobbler shop during historical events.

Archives

In 2008, the Chesterfield Township Library and the Chesterfield Historical Society formed a partnership to create a historical archive, the Trinity History Collection, that is accessible to the community. The Chesterfield Township Library is the permanent repository of the Trinity History Collection. The Chesterfield Historical Society and the Chesterfield Township Library share their archival materials for easy access to users. Historical documents archived at the library include items donated by the Chesterfield Historical Society and items the library has directly acquired. The Trinity History Collection is accessible, within limits, to the general public by contacting the Chesterfield Township Library.

 

In 2020, the Chesterfield Township Library digitalized many of the Chesterfield Historical Society’s records. The local history online digital archive can be accessed through the Chesterfield Township Library website or at this link  http://sbrb-montage.auto-graphics.com/

 

The Chesterfield Historical Society welcomes the donation of artifacts, documents, old records, maps, photos, abstracts, genealogies, newspapers, directories, letters, diaries, journals, service records, portraits and publications relating to the history of Chesterfield Township. These items can be copied and returned.