Chesterfield museum to host permanent exhibit honoring Cornelius Mimms
10/26/2023, 6 p.m.
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia’s African American History Committee will present a program in honor of Cornelius Mimms on Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Chesterfield County Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.
Mr. Mimms was a licensed teacher following the Civil War and a prominent attorney for 46 years. In 1881, he was the first African-American to be elected to the county’s Board of Supervisors, representing the Midlothian District. He is the first African-American exhibited in the Chesterfield County Museum’s permanent gallery.
Mimms Drive and Mimms Loop at the Chesterfield Government Center were named after Mr. Mimms in 2002.
Immediately after the program, the public is invited to view a permanent exhibit honoring Mr. Mimms at the Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop. The program and exhibit are free and light refreshments will be provided. Descendants of Mr. Mimms will be present.
For additional information, please contact the Chesterfield Historical Society at (804) 796-7121 or via email at admin@ChesterfieldHistory.com.