Historic Hazen library, corner of Rockaway Rd and McRae Rd,
Courtesy of Len Tuck
Join us for our annual membership meeting in which we recap the year and plan for the future.
Festival at Bon Air Christian Church grounds
2071 Buford Rd. Festival runs until 2:30PM
It's that time of year for the Bon Air Historical Society's parade and festival! Join us as we celebrate Bon Air's 142 years. This is an annual event that brings the Bon Air community together for a day of fun. Victorian dress encouraged! Parade will be led by Grand Marshal Deputy First Class Eugene Applegate, Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office 2018 Deputy of the Year. Participants include community groups, schools, businesses, clowns, car clubs and antique fire trucks. The route starts at 11:00 a.m. at Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Rd, and ends 1/2 mile SE at Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Rd.
Festival runs until 2:30 p.m. on the grounds of Bon Air Christian Church. Jonathan Austin, Magician and Juggler Extraordinaire, headlines. He's followed on stage by the talented River City Dance. New Speedway Boogie will bring their flavor of Americana combined with a taste of folk. There will be food, vendors, face painting, and children's games. The "Wizard of the South" Larry Rohr will be back with his tableside entertainment to dazzle the children. Great prizes will also be raffled, thanks to our generous local businesses. Tickets can be bought at the festival. Interested in participating in the parade? Please reach out to email@example.com.
Bon Air Christian Church
2071 Buford Rd
Theater goers began the evening of December 26, 1811 with eager anticipation. Over 600 rich and poor, young and old, free and enslaved individuals prepared for the entertainment highlight of Richmond, Virginia’s social season. Everyone wore their finest , and they eagerly anticipated the opportunity to see and be seen. The Richmond Theatre was a favorite destination in a city that prided itself on its cultural amenities. What began as a delightful theatrical escape ended in heartbreaking horror however. An accidental spark from a stage lamp ignited an inferno that quickly destroyed the theater and many of its patrons. Every family knew someone who was a victim of this fire. In fact, some think the Richmond Theatre Fire continues to haunt the city to this day. Explore the history of this mass disaster and how historic landmark Monumental Church rose from its ashes. You won't want to miss this exciting talk! Ms.Taylor-White will have books available to sell afterwards. Free for members. Guests $5.
Bon Air Historical Society