Bon Air Historical Society

Interpretation of Sojourner Truth by Charmaine Crowell

October 8, 2017 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Rd.

Local actress and educator Charmain Crowell joins us for her performance of Sojourner Truth the courageous abolitionist and women's rights activist. Her interpretation of Harriet Tubman was well attended, and we expect this to be an excellent opportunity to engage in living history again. Ms. Crowell even keeps character through Q & A! 

Crowell lives here in Chesterfield County. She is an actress, storyteller, and living history interpreter. She will provide a 40-min. living history interpretation of Sojourner Truth, the famous abolitionist and women's rights activist. She has acted on stage and in film, playing a servant in the Spielberg movie "Lincoln," a free slave woman in "Killing Lincoln," and a laundry servant in the AMC television series "Turn." She has performed with the Valentine Museum and other museums, theaters, libraries, schools, churches, colleges and universities across the nation.


2017-2018 Executive Committee:

President: Tara Semtner

Vice President / Programs Director: Randall Welch

Vice President / Membership: Melanie McClaskie

Treasurer: Jerry Spivey

Recording Secretary: Christopher Semtner

Corresponding Secretary: Marie Quinn

Historian: Elizabeth Richardson

Midcentury Modern Homes Part II

January 14, 2018 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Rd.

President Tara Semtner continues our architectural exploration of local midcentury modern homes. 


Upcoming Member Events 

Holiday Social

December 10, 2017 at 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Location to be determined.

Join us for some good cheer as we wind down the year! Please bring a covered dish to share. Main dish, refreshments and everything else to be provided by BAHS. 


Afternoon Tea

February 11, 2018 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Location TBD

A long standing tradition of the BAHS. Join us for an afternoon of tea, scones, tea sandwiches and desserts as we reflect upon Bon Air's past,


"The Things They Carried"​ presented by Cathy Wright, curator of the American Civil War Museum

November 12, 2017 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Rd

This program examines a wide variety of wartime items, from the sublime to the mundane, that were saved by people who experienced the war, and the rich stories behind these items. From a piece of the scaffolding on which John Brown was hanged, to a photograph hidden inside a jar of preserves, to a flag “captured” by Tad Lincoln, there are fascinating angles of the war to be discovered through the tales behind each of the artifacts shown in the associated slideshow.


Richmond Landmark Shockoe Hill Cemetery: Chesterfield Connections

March 11, 2018 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Rd.

Local author and instructor Alyson L. Taylor White brings new life to an old subject. Her recent book will be available at a discounted price of $20.