Social or Program

September 9, 2018 at 2:00PM 


We have heard your requests for another program during the year. We're working on a tour for this date.

General Membership Meeting and Cook-out

June 10, 2018 at 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Location TBD

We will recap the year and plan the next. Elections will be held. This is a wonderful time to volunteer to help us in the upcoming year. If renewal fee of $20 hasn't been paid by June 1 please bring payment.

"Partying Victorian Style" by Deborah Alsko, The Backpack Storyteller

November 11, 2018 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Rd.

Deborah Alsko, "The Backpack Storyteller," is a former Chesterfield County elementary teacher with a background in both education and recreation. Her unique style along with the magic of storytelling engages her audience. 

Deborah has presented programs for public libraries and schools in the City of Richmond and Chesterfield County, the Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts, as well as various area preschools and retirement homes. She is active in the storytelling community and currently serves as president of the Richmond Story League.

Check out free for BAHS members, public $5 payable at event.

Holiday Social

December 9, 2018 at 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Location TBD

End of the year member social. Refreshments provided by BAHS. Please bring a favorite dish to share.

    Bon Air Historical Society

"Victorian Spiritualism" by Christopher Semtner, curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum

October 14, 2018 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Rd.

From seances to spirit writing, the second half of the nineteenth century witnessed an explosion of fascination with the afterlife. While devout Spiritualists huddled in darkened rooms in anticipation of hearing from the spirit world, charlatans obligingly levitated tables, projected ectoplasm, and photographed “spirits” for them. Just in time for Halloween, Poe Museum Curator and author Chris Semtner will introduce you to the darkly bizarre world of Victorian Spiritualism.

About Chris Semtner: The curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Chris Semtner has written, co-written, or edited several books on art, popular culture, and history. He has written articles for, Crime Writers’ Chronicles, The Edgar Allan Poe Review, and Resources for American Literary Studies. Semtner regularly speaks groups around the United States about Poe, visual art, horror, and dark history and has been interviewed for documentaries airing on PBS, C-Span, BBC4, Military History Channel, and other networks. His museum exhibits have earned the recognition of TIME Magazine, The New York Times, and other major publications. An award-winning, internationally exhibited visual artist, Semtner has works in public collections including the Virginia Historical Society, the City of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland. Semtner’s latest book, The Poe Shrine: Building the World’s Finest Edgar Allan Poe Collection, is now available on Amazon and 
Program free for BAHS members, public $5 payable at event.

Bon Air Parade and Festival, finale of "Victorian Days"​
Grand Marshall The Reverend Cynthia K. Stratton 
May 12, 2018 at 10:00AM - 3:00PM. Parade starts at 11:00AM.

Festival at Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Rd.

Join us for Bon Air's biggest day! Vendors open at 10:00AM. Parade starts at 11:00AM and travels down Buford to the intersection on Rockaway Rd. Festivities start at 11:45AM and include th incredible stage juggler/magician Jonathan Austin, raffle, food, vendors, dance shows, music, face painting and a children's table side magic with Larry Rohr. 

For the first time River City 3-Railers Model Railroad Club will have a working Victorian model train display in the church that you don​'t want to miss! 

The BAHS celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. A historical display in the church showcases Bon Air and the society through the years.

Be sure to enjoy the Victorian inspired events the week prior at the Bon Air library on 9103 Rattlesnake Rd. Events on May 5, 8 and 12

Don't forget to buy a raffle ticket at the festival! All proceeds benefit the BAHS. Tickets are $3 each or 3 for $10. Generous local businesses have once again donated some great prizes!​​


11:40AM-11:45AM     Boy Scouts Opening Flag Ceremony

11:45AM-12:15PM    Jonathan Austin Magician/Juggler

12:15PM-12:30PM    River City Dance Performance Company

12:30PM-12:50PM    1st Raffle drawing

12:50PM-1:05PM      Diane Hale School of Dance

1:05PM-1:30PM        10 1/2 Strings -- music by Paul Galanides and 

                                  Rebecca Worth

1:30PM-1:50PM        2nd Raffle drawing 

1:50PM-3:00PM        10 1/2 Strings