New Exhibit at Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse

 

Postcards are a favorite object of collectors of memorabilia. They’re usually not too expensive and are easy to transport and store. They also tell a story of what interested people in a certain time and place, where they might travel and what they might say to the recipients. Sometimes these early postcards provide images that have real historic significance as well as just being fun.

Shenandoah County Archivist Zachary Hottel has assembled a sample of the large collection of postcards from the library’s Truban Archives which is now on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center at the Historic Courthouse through February 2017. The Archives was fortunate to have received the gift of many hundreds of historic postcards from the late Herb Parker, which has formed the basis of the Archives impressive collection.

The 1795 Historic Courthouse Museum is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock, Va. and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4:00 PM. The Historical Society bookstore is also located in the Visitor Center at the Courthouse.


New Exhibit at Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse

 

Postcards are a favorite object of collectors of memorabilia. They’re usually not too expensive and are easy to transport and store. They also tell a story of what interested people in a certain time and place, where they might travel and what they might say to the recipients. Sometimes these early postcards provide images that have real historic significance as well as just being fun.

Shenandoah County Archivist Zachary Hottel has assembled a sample of the large collection of postcards from the library’s Truban Archives which is now on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center at the Historic Courthouse through February 2017. The Archives was fortunate to have received the gift of many hundreds of historic postcards from the late Herb Parker, which has formed the basis of the Archives impressive collection.

The 1795 Historic Courthouse Museum is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock, Va. and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4:00 PM. The Historical Society bookstore is also located in the Visitor Center at the Courthouse.


Shenandoah County Historical Society Mission Statement

•   Foster a spirit of cooperation between existing organizations, writers, historians, genealogists, collectors, preservationists, and other members of the Shenandoah County community.

•   Aid in the collection and creation of materials and publications about the history of Shenandoah County and ensure that they are preserved and made available to the community.

•   Support efforts by citizens, organizations and government to preserve historic buildings and sites.

•   Share history through programs and exhibits.

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Civil War Legacy in the Shenandoah - Remembrance, Reunion and Reconciliation

Jonathan Noyales

After four bloody years of Civil War battles in the Shenandoah Valley, the region's inhabitants needed to muster the strength to recover, rebuild and reconcile. This book examines the evolution of attitudes among former soldiers as the Valley sought to find its place in the aftermath of the national tragedy. 2015. 192 pages. 6"x9" 48 images.

Softcover
Item# 1025

Price: $23
Members: $22

Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1864

Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey

Both are Henkel Granddaughters. This is the fourth book in the series "Life in the Shenandoah Valley." A journal, letters and news articles lead the reader through trying times when the Battle of New Market and Sheridan's Burning of the Valley bring the War in Virginia to the doorsteps of the Henkel, Coiner and Miller families. 2014. 340 pages.

Softcover
Item# 1019

Price: $20
Members: $19

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Upcoming events...


March 23rd from 7:00 PM to 8:0 PM: Connecting with the Past: An Archivist Toolkit will be discussed in Woodstock VA
Shenandoah County Archivist, Zach Hottel, will discuss the Archives at  Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg, VA.  Free. Public is invited.  The program is sponsored by The Woodstock Museum and will be held at the Woodstock Town Council Chambers at 135 North Main Street in Woodstock, VA

March 26th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby Program in Millwood, VA
Historian Steven Campbell will give a lecture on John Singleton Mosby and the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill at 15 Tannery Lane in Millwood VA.  The Mystery and legend of one of the Gray Ghosts will also be discussed.  $10 for Clarke County Historical Association members and $15 for non-members.  For info:  540-955-2600.

April 1st from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: 100th Anniversary of American Red Cross Exhibit opens in Winchester, VA
A ceremony, led by Martha Jefferson Randolph, will include the ribbon cutting for the 100th Anniversary of the American Red Cross exhibit at Hollingsworth Mill, 1360 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, VA.  The event is sponsored by the Winchester - Frederick County Historical Society.  For info:  540-662-6550.

Upcoming events...

March 23rd from 7:00 PM to 8:0 PM: Connecting with the Past: An Archivist Toolkit will be discussed in Woodstock VA
Shenandoah County Archivist, Zach Hottel, will discuss the Archives at  Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg, VA.  Free. Public is invited.  The program is sponsored by The Woodstock Museum and will be held at the Woodstock Town Council Chambers at 135 North Main Street in Woodstock, VA

March 26th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby Program in Millwood, VA
Historian Steven Campbell will give a lecture on John Singleton Mosby and the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill at 15 Tannery Lane in Millwood VA.  The Mystery and legend of one of the Gray Ghosts will also be discussed.  $10 for Clarke County Historical Association members and $15 for non-members.  For info:  540-955-2600.

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    Tales from Shenandoah   •   Joseph Floyd Wine   •   A collection of tales both oral and in written form that have been passed down through the years, telling of interesting events and people. 1989. 85 pages  Hardcover  •   Item #2017  •   Price: $12   Members: $11
  • Shenandoah County and Its Court House   •   Fred Painter   •   This History of the Shenandoah County Court House tells about the building of the structure, its many additions and chronicles happenings through the years. It is the oldest operating Court House west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 1979. 162 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2014  •   Price: $8   Members: $7
  • Bicentennial Souvenir Program   •   Array   •   Souvenir Program of the Shenandoah County Bicentennial 1772-1972. Contains many photos and stories with histories of the individual towns in the County. 1972. 96 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #2004  •   Price: $10   Members: $9
  • Touring the Shenandoah Valley Backroads   •   Andrea Sutcliffe   •   Authoritative guide to the beauty and history of the Valley. 13 separate tours are planned ranging from vaulted caverns to presidential homes, from Indian warfare to breathtaking stretches of virgin wilderness. This updated and revised edition of the guide is a personal, enthusiastic tour that even surprised locals. 2010. 286 pages. 2nd edition.  Softcover  •   Item #2018  •   Price: $21   Members: $20

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It's About Time: The sculpting of the Memorial of General James Longstreet   •   Gary Casteel   •   This Monument is to be found at the Gettysburg Battlefield. 1998. 47 pages. Signed.  Softcover  •   Item #1003  •   Price: $8   Members: $7
Civil War Legacy in the Shenandoah - Remembrance, Reunion and Reconciliation   •   Jonathan Noyales   •   After four bloody years of Civil War battles in the Shenandoah Valley, the region's inhabitants needed to muster the strength to recover, rebuild and reconcile. This book examines the evolution of attitudes among former soldiers as the Valley sought to find its place in the aftermath of the national tragedy. 2015. 192 pages. 6"x9" 48 images.  Softcover  •   Item #1025  •   Price: $23   Members: $22

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